Sock Hop provides first week fun

The annual Sock Hop had high school students dancing in the outdoor football complex on Friday, August 23. The event commenced at 9 p.m. and lasted for approximately ninety minutes.

The dance capped off a busy day at FHS. The football and cross country programs held


Zane Grizzle ’22 grooves to the beat among friends. To keep attendees “hopping”, the setlist did not contain any slow songs. Photo by: J. Blatny

their respective preseason scrimmages and the volleyball team competed against Wilber-Clatonia in a Jamboree game. The Sock Hop served as a way to destress after such a packed schedule.

“I wanted to go to the first dance of the year with my friends,” Caleb Trimm ’22 said. “It was a lot of fun. I liked being able to hang out with my friends [and] being able to dance and let loose.”

The event flowed similarly to previous Sock Hops. Admission was either a newly purchased pair of socks or $10. Once past the entrance, attendees danced and talked among their peers.

“[The Sock Hop] is always a good time and a fun way to kick off the year,” Sara Huss ’20 said. “I thought the music was good and the overall atmosphere was great.”

Senior attendees took in their last Sock Hop on Friday. They relived memories from the last few years while simultaneously creating new ones. Carrying the amount of school dance experience that they do allows these upperclassmen to notice more minute details that could potentially be altered for an even better experience.

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Sock Hop attendees dance together to Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” in the outdoor football complex. The students were accompanied by the night sky for the duration of the dance. Photo by: H. Knigge

“Something I would like to change about the Sock Hop is [to have] the bright-colored lights that flash in patterns out there,” Huss said. “I know they take extra time to carry out, but they really add to the basic environment of the football complex.”

High schoolers of all four classes will have another shot at the dancefloor on October 11 when Homecoming brings the student body together again.