Class of 2017 and 2018 host annual semi-formal


A crowd forms a circle around a boy showing off his skills on the dance floor. Photographer: Kendra Casey ’16

By Marcela Riddick

From the DJ and the photo booth to the decorations and lighting around the Rose Room, Courtyard and Veranda, in a matter of hours the Archer School for Girls went from school-time to party-time. On Friday, Jan. 23, the current freshmen and sophomores had their Semi-Formal in the Rose Room.

Class deans Jacob London and Jenn Babin, along with the class reps of the two classes, planned and held fundraisers for months.

“I am really excited to be dean-ing my very first dance, and I could not ask for a better group of reps to help me prepare,” Babin said as students excitedly entered the Rose Room.

Grade advisors took shifts throughout the night and had different responsibilities. Andy Calendar said it was his job to “make sure nothing gets out of hand.”

Fellow advisor Amelia Mathis said her responsibility was going to be in the Rose Room: “I  am on the dance floor all night long,” she said.

Freshmen and sophomores from Loyola and Crespi were invited. Archer girls were allowed to invite students they knew from other school as well.

“It was a great opportunity to connect with new people and have a great time with my friends,” Cydney Davis ’18 said.

Annie Moore ’17 and Sarah Walston ’17 said that their favorite part of the night was “the decorations and lighting.”

“It was fun to see everyone dressed up and be silly in the photo booth, ” Walston said.

Below is a gallery of the evening.

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  • Three sophomores enter the 2015 Archer Semi-Formal. Photographer: Kendra Casey ’16

  • A crowd forms a circle around a boy showing off his skills on the dance floor. Photographer: Kendra Casey ’16

  • A crowd gathers to get into Semi-Formal. Photographer: Kendra Casey ’16

  • Annie Moore ’17 loved the lights set up in the Rose Room. Here, students enjoy the music. Photographer: Kendra Casey ’16

  • Students check bags in the Parlor. Photographer: Kendra Casey ’16

  • Boys did indeed show up to the Archer Semi- Formal. This group is watching people dance in the Rose Room. Photographer: Kendra Casey ’16

  • The class reps set up snacks, drinks and lights outside of the Rose Room for those who wanted fresh air. Photographer: Kendra Casey ’16

  • Meg Shirk dances with a few of her students on the dance floor. Photographer: Marcela Riddick ’16

  • Archer Girls and non Archer girls alike enjoy the photo booth and dance with their friends. Photographer: Marcela Riddick ’16

  • Advisors Mike Carter, Andy Calendar, Kate Webster and Dean Jacob London pose in the courtyard for the Oracle. Photographer: Marcela Riddick ’16

  • Sophomores Talia Goodman, Mari Goldberg and Rachel Erickson (all ’17) asked to have their photo taken before going into the photo booth. Photographer: Marcela Riddick ’16

  • Varsity Basketball players Dani Roberts ’18, Alex Feldman ’18, Rose Shulman-Litwin ’18 and Sarah Walston ’17 group together for a partial basketball team photo. Photographer: Marcela Riddick ’16

  • Archer girls get excited when one of their favorite songs begins to play. Photographer: Marcela Riddick ’16

  • Sophomore Rachel Pike ’17 was shocked to see Dean Jacob London show off his dance moves along with Meg Shirk. Photographer: Marcela Riddick ’16

  • Sophomores Hannah Martin, Clara Gasparetti and Kaia Turowski (all ’17) along with freshman Alex Feldman ’18 encourage the teachers to dance. Photographer: Marcela Riddick ’16

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