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Eighth-grader Abbiggale Murray lets loose at a junior high dance in the cafeteria. - Chance Hill photo

A cafeteria at Lake Roosevelt Schools roared to life with music, lights, and dancing last this month as more than 75 percent of the classes of 2021 and 2022 attended the dance. 

As students began jamming to the music, seventh-grader Reniff Herndon took a broom to the floor as an impromptu partner at the Jan. 20 dance in the elementary cafeteria. Next, students cheered for seventh-grade peers Luke Jimenez and Camryn Wendt as they had a dance off. Even eighth-grader Jerry Martin vied with Camryn for top dancer.

The clapping and cheering remained loud as Daekota Sanborn (seventh grader) and Abbiggale Murray (eighth) competed with Camryn during another song.

LR Jr./Sr. High staff members Jeff Piturachsatit and Victor Camarena jumped into the act, spinning and dancing away. Local volunteer Jim Barry manned his light system and fog machine for outstanding special effects, while music was played by Piturachsatit.

The dance decorations had been made by the students earlier in the day, and all persons involved were determined to make it a laid-back, positive night. Hopefully, another junior high dance is in the plans this spring ... more to come on that later!

Pam Johnson is a seventh-grade English, language arts and social studies teacher at Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School.


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