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NEW HEADING 1
Military Ball 2013
February 21, 2013James F Byrnes Freshman Academy
Byrnes annual Military Ball is coming March 9th, 2013 at USC Upstate ANG Readiness Center.
The theme this year shall be Aladdin’s Arabian Nights.
Tickets will be going on sale Monday February 11th through Friday March 1st and can be purchased from Chief Ippolito and LT. Cornel Farr at the high school. Tickets can also be purchased from SMSgt. Sparkman and MSgt. Routon at the freshman academy
Event time is going to be from 6 p.m. to around 11:00 p.m. on March 9th, 2013.
A skit and a flash mob are planned to take place during the middle-to-end of the ball, which shall be featuring the military ball planners.
A new, special coin has been made for the cadets attending the military ball. The coin will be featuring a painting of the Taj Mahal, Aladdin’s Lamp, and the Magic Carpet. Around the rim of the coin MILITARY BALL 2013 will be printed. The whole design of the coin will be highlighted in vibrant colors.
All decorations will be based off of the color scheme, which are jewel tones. For the ladies attending who want to have their dress perfect, the main jewel tones that are going to be used are: emeralds, amethysts, rubies, topaz, sapphires, and turquoise. For males who are planning on attending, the colors would be green, purple, red, yellow, blue, and blue/green.
The dress code is to wear formal clothing. For females, the dress is formal, prom like dress or pants suit. Dresses should be appropriate and not be too low in the neckline or too high in the hemline nor should they show extreme exposure of skin. Males are permitted to wear a suit. Male cadets, who are currently in enrolled in the JROTC program, will wear their uniform but wear a white, long sleeved dress shirt instead of the issued blue uniform shirt. Only issued blue ROTC tie.
Any student who is inappropriate, ruins decorations, or shows sign of excessive PDA will have to take a trip to the Grog Bowl.
The GROG BOWL is a BHS Military Ball tradition. It is a toilet bowl (clean and newly purchased) that is filled with any food items or substances that the instructors choose. If a cadet is told to visit the grog bowl, they must first salute it and then dip their cup in till it is completely full. The cadet then must drink their whole cup and when done, hold it upside down over their head. After the cadet have completed this, they must then execute an about face and walk away.
Any dates from another school will need to provide a photocopy of their license or state ID card. ID must have both age and a photograph. Other school ID will not be accepted.
Emilee Lineberry, BHS student, attended last year’s military ball and rated her experience, “It wasn’t anything super impressive. The food and chocolate fountain were good. I gave it a six.” She enjoyed a good bit of the ball but had a problem with the music and the theme.
Expectations are high this year for Emilee on this year’s military ball, “It will be awesome. The theme is great. Whoever thought of it is a genius! The decorations will be cool, music will be better, and food is good.”
For any questions regarding the military ball can be addressed to LT. Cornel Farr and Vice Wing Commander, Nicole Derby, at the high school.