The third most anticipated dance of the year, Sir West, has been postponed to Saturday January 29th at 8:00 due to bad weather and student council decorating problems.
Mrs. Nogare said “I am very comfortable with this decision,” and expressed the importance of students not being on the road during potentially fatal weather conditions. The change of plans has caused an uproar among student athletes and cheerleaders. There will be a boy’s basketball game at Pueblo West at 5:00 on the same night as the dance.
Athletic director Coach Lane states the postponement was “An absolute good idea! If we would have continued with the original plans we would have lost half of a school day but in the end it all comes down to safety.”
The Sir West court that consists of Tyler Kersey, Jacob Hill, Kyle Duffee, Skyler Calhoun, Ronny Bates, and Mike Driscoll will be introduced at halftime during the game. When asked if the postponement was a good idea, Sir West court member Mike Driscoll said, “I feel bad for the kids who called off work in order to attend the dance.” People, aside from the participants of the basketball game, are also upset; reservations have been made and flowers have been ordered only to be canceled at the last minute.
Student council adviser Mrs. Erickson believes that only good can come from the situation. “It will be better because we have more time to plan and have better ideas. There really is no negative effect by it.” Student council members are refunding tickets to Sir West because a plethora of people cannot make to the dance at the postponed date. Student council member Max Murtha states “I think there wasn’t much of a choice; the roads were really bad and the temperature was only dropping throughout the night. It was Mrs. Nogare’s decision, and her word is pretty heavy.”[poll id=”3”]