Sophomore/Junior Mixer Changed

Annual spring mixer split into two separate events 

After increasingly low turnouts for the past few years, Form II and Form III Councils decided to cancel the spring sophomore/junior mixer in favor of separate events. Soph­omores and juniors will each host their own mixers instead.

“[The mixer] wasn’t very popular,” Form II President Frances Burton said.

The annual mixer has tra­ditionally been open to all Up­per School girls and their St. Mark’s and Cistercian counter­parts. For these two events, only sophomores or only juniors from the three schools will be invited. Girls may still choose to bring a date.

“We wanted to do some­thing just for our grades, espe­cially since there are no sopho­more or junior retreats this year,” Form III President Maura McCrary said. Because mostly underclassmen attended mix­ers, upperclassmen attendance has declined over the years. Mc­Crary hopes that an event exclu­sive to juniors will encourage more of them to attend.

While the councils have decided on hosting mixers, they are open to changing the grade-specific events to anoth­er type of social activity, such as a movie night.

Whatever the councils choose to plan, the two class presidents hope to start a new tradition. “We as a council are really excited about it, and we hope to start something that will continue for years to come,” McCrary said.

The mixers are set for March. Further details will be announced at a later date. Any suggestions should be directed to Burton at [email protected]­ or McCrary at mmc­[email protected]

– The Fourcast Staff