Sadies King nominations

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Students were able to vote for their choice for Sadies King at the dance on Feb. 17. Ballot boxes were set up in the student center with the faces of the nominees on them. Photo by Kevin Tsukii.

Nellie Brosnan

Students were able to vote for their choice for Sadies King at the dance on Feb. 17. Ballot boxes were set up in the student center with the faces of the nominees on them. Photo by Kevin Tsukii.

 

Yee haw! That there Sadies dance was just around the corner with the Wild, Wild West theme. So hope you saddled up and moseyed on over to the dance last Friday night to decide who will be this year’s Sadies’ King.

The Sadies dance is put on by MVHS Spirit, who decide everything from the theme to the nominees for the Sadies King. According to Song member senior Kayla Hsing, the ten seniors in Spirit sat together before a basketball game to choose the nominees.

“We try to stay away from the stereotypical Homecoming king nomination and choose people who represent the different social groups on campus,” Hsing said. “We chose people who are well liked and pretty much embody the [MVHS] spirit.”

Nine seniors were chosen to compete for this year’s Sadies King and were presented to the school in various ways. This year, Spirit posted a video on Facebook and Tumblr as well as arranging a promotional activity at brunch on Feb.14, but according to Song captain senior Amy Kahng, it was a half-hearted success.

“We tried to have a Sadies promo where we showed all the nominees to the school, but our sound wasn’t working, so it ended up being kind of quiet since we only had a megaphone,” Kahng said.

However, putting on a dance is not just about making posters and promos. Everyday this week, spirit members were required to work from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., making decorations and preparing for the dance. It was a lot of work, but at the same time, it provides an opportunity to bond with the team.

“I think it’s fun,” Hsing said. “It’s a good way for us to get away from just practicing and spend time with each other and get involved in the school — Plus, the nominations give people more of an incentive to go to Sadies, so we have a higher attendance.”

At the dance, students will be able to vote for their Sadies King nominee ballot box style. Spirit members will count the number of votes each nominee received and announce the Sadies king at the end of the dance.

“I really enjoy hosting Sadies,” cheerleader senior Amanda Kretsch said. “I think it’s a good way for cheer to open up to the public and show them what we do. It’s a big thing for us because we work really hard to put it all together and it’s exciting to see who wins at the end.”

Nominees: Akshay Agrawal, Brian Delue, Sam McCann, Eric Hu, Sam Jiang, Faraz Abidi, Ashish Chatterjee, Kevin Tsukii, Austin Burrow

Update at 9:47 a.m. on Feb. 19, 2012: Senior Sam Jiang was crowned Sadies King at the dance on Feb. 17.