Rockin’ Around the DHS Dance Floor



After being crowned queen of the Neat ‘n Sweet Court, senior Elizabeth Champagne enjoys dancing with her date. Neat ‘n Sweet was held for sophomores, juniors, and seniors on Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Walnut Room at the Lakefront Airport.

All high school students look forward to going to school dances. They get a chance to dress up and dance the night away with their classmates. These exciting dances are the highlight of everyone’s school year and give all students the chance to really bond.

DHS students celebrated the first formal dances of the school year in December.  Eighth and ninth graders attended the Winter Formal on Dec. 2 on campus.  On the following evening, sophomores, juniors and seniors danced the night away at the Neat ‘n Sweet Formal held at the Lakefront Airport.

Formally decked out from head to toe, Dominican girls and their dates poured into the Lakefront Airport ready to dance at Neat ‘n Sweet on Dec. 3..  The dance featured not only great music but also the Neat ‘n Sweet court. The court is a special honor and is picked by nominating the “neatest and sweetest” girls in each attending grade.

The Neat N Sweet court included: Queen, senior Elizabeth Champagne, seniors Adelia Obioha and Sophia Hill; juniors Paige Dawson and Cole Pittman; and sophomores Chloe Whitcomb and Dina Alawamleh.

“I was honored to be voted Neat ‘n Sweet queen,” said Champagne. “The best part was dancing all night with my date and my friends.”




On the previous night, the Sr. Ambrose Reggio Gym transformed into the Pine Street Palace for the Winter Formal Dance. This special dance, exclusive to eighth and ninth grade students, featured the theme of the Polar Express.

Winter Formal attendees donned their long dresses as they danced the night away with their friends at the Pine Street Palace. “I had such a great time dancing with my friends,” said eighth grader Olivia Olson. “It was a great way to grow closer with my classmates.”

– Stephanie Mayer