High Schools Hold Joint Winter Ball

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Inderkum and Natomas High are setting the freeway feud aside this Friday for the schools’ first-ever joint Winter Ball.
“We’re super excited about the opportunity to finally build an activities bridge between the two school,” Natomas High principal John Eick said. “It’s going to be awesome.”
The Winter Ball will be held 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Dec. 16 in the Inderkum atrium. The event marks a rare occasion for the rivaling schools – both in the classroom and on the field – to work on a project together.
“The idea started as a brainstorm from last year,” said Collin Poseley, activities director at Natomas High. “I envision it having a positive impact on both campuses as it will hopefully bring a greater sense of community.”
Both schools support the event.
“We really wanted to emphasize the idea of a respectful rivalry,” said Scott Pitts, activities director at Inderkum. “A collaborative dance seemed like the perfect idea, and we see the event becoming an established tradition for years to come.”
Students from both schools have played a major role in planning the Winter Ball. Members from both school’s leadership programs have held several meetings.
“We’re definitely ready to make it memorable,” said senior class representatives Amrita Pattar, from Inderkum, and Natalie Saldana, from Natomas High, in a joint written statement. “We hope to make it one of the best events both schools have ever been a part of.”
The dance is being held at Inderkum which hosted this year’s claws versus paws rivalry football game, but the cost of the dance will be equally split between the two schools. Dance attendance is limited to students who are academically and socially eligible.
Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, no more than one ‘F’ grade, and a good school attendance record. The dance is also limited to only 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders who attend either Inderkum or Natomas High; this rule also applies to guests or dates.
Next year’s dance will be hosted by Natomas High, said Eick.

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