On March 16, the Prairie High School junior class organized a Chinese dinner for the senior class of 2005. The purpose of this dinner is for all of the students of these two classes to celebrate the years that they have spent together, as well as, for the juniors to wish the seniors a safe farewell and luck in their futures.
The room was decorated with Chinese symbols that represent beauty, love, and eternity. At the centers of the tables were centerpieces made by Christopher Schumacher and the Prairie High School shop class. They turned out wonderfully, and added to the décor of the room. Accents of gold, red, and black enhanced the Chinese dinner.
The evening started with a welcoming speech from junior class president, Heather Schierman. Adeline Lustig joined the group in a blessing before the meal. The meal, which was served by the junior parents and organized by Colleen Sonnen, was of the finest consisting of teriyaki chicken, rice, steamed vegetables, and egg rolls. The classes and advisors were treated like royalty, as their meal was brought to them (with the option of seconds, of course!). Some of the students were even daring and attempted to use the chopsticks! Dessert followedócheesecake with chocolate dipped fortune cookies and cherries.
At the conclusion of dinner, the junior officers played a DVD, put together by Clark Tacke. The DVD took the seniors back in time, as childhood pictures from class photos group photos were displayed on the screen. The seniors each received a copy of the DVD to take home with them. They also received a book compiled of their baby stories submitted by their parents.
Overall, the evening was spectacular, and all who attended seemed to have enjoyed the food and the company. The night would not have been possible without the help from the Junior Class Officers: Heather Schierman, Ashley Schaeffer, Dawn Bower, and Sarah Forsmann; the advisors: Sarah Remacle and Debbie Schmidt; the main cook: Colleen Sonnen, the junior parents: Debbie Crea, Michelle Rieman, Shelli Schumacher, Sheri Daly, Teresa Lustig, Stacey Jackson, Julie Arnzen, Sally Duman, Starla Schumacher, Carol Altman, Nancy Lustig, and Dar Forsmann; the servers: Sarah Arnzen and Kim Schaeffer; Christopher Schumacher and Clark Tacke; The Country Haus for letting us borrow the pitchers. Thank you for all your hard work to make this night special.