Great Gatsby Celebration

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Celebrating like it’s 1922.

Junior English classes had a Great Gatsby party on Wednesday May 3 to finish off their discussions about the book and time period.

Every year the junior level English three classes read and discuss the book, the Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald and create projects based on that time period and the book. The party gave everyone the chance to dress up in their 1920s attire, have fun and eat. The party lasted two hours and involved dancing and awards for best projects and costumes.

Savannah Heller, junior, attended the party. “The party was fun and I think everyone had a really good time,” said Heller. To be invited to the party the students must have received a C or higher on the project. The projects could be seen all week in the lobby and main hall. The projects had to be six feet tall and there was some interesting and unique projects such as cars, a jail cell and voting booth just to name a few. The Great Gatsby is a story told by Nick Carraway, who was once Gatsby’s neighbor, and he tells the story sometime after 1922; when the incidents that fill the book take place. As the book begins, Carraway has just moved from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island; as he was seeking his fortune as a bond salesman.

“We had a party because we did projects over topics of the 1920s and the book the Great Gatsby,” said Heller. The best part about the party for Heller was being able to hangout with her friends and eat.

During the party the students ate, listened to music, danced and gave out awards for best projects and best costumes. Taylor Roby won the award for best costume. The girls wore feathers in their hair and dresses while the boys wore suits, dress shirts and suspenders to capture the 1920s theme. Junior Kaleigh Foster attended the event and said, “it shows underclassmen what to look forward to junior year.” Foster added that it was one of the most enjoyable moments she has had her junior year. She also believes they could have “embodied” the 1920s more, but the costumes really helped tie in the time period.

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Great Gatsby Celebration