Winter Ball Held in Benicia


Lilliana Ojeda

VCHS students play games at the Winter Ball on November 10th.

The VCHS Winter Ball took place on December 10 at the Benicia Arsenal from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. 

Cost for tickets began at $30 each the week after Thanksgiving, went up to $35 the week of December 6, and were up to $40 at the door. Dress code was semi-formal. A few guests from other schools attended.

According to sophomore Madi Butler many students agreed that the venue, while beautiful on the inside, was a bit sketchy on the outside. The venue was located in the midst of multiple industrial buildings; so one chaperone, Student Council Co-Adviser, Mr. David Kuch, was in charge of escorting students to the entrance.

“The dance was good, I enjoyed the music and the venue was really nice. I’m not a big party person, but I did enjoy the dance and the pool room was fun,” junior Shellbie Conyers said.

VCHS alumni Hunter Sumner was the DJ for the Winter Ball, and a variety of musical artists were played.

Food included snacks like Cheetos and tacos, as well as a chocolate fountain and a cheese fountain.

Some of the most exciting parts of Winter Ball seemed to not be just dancing. There were tables set up for Uno and Jenga, and there was a pool table in a space adjoining the main party area.

“The Benicia Arsenal Venue was amazing. There was plenty of space for different activities so each student could find something they liked, whether that was dancing, playing pool, darts, or cards and games, or getting some great food,” senior Laura Everett said. 

 Not only did VCHS students join in on the fun but chaperones too.  I enjoyed playing pool (billiards) with the students,” Psychology and Bible teacher Mr. Wayne Powell said.

Overall, this was perhaps my 7th or 8th time chaperoning a student dance here at VCS. It was a lot of fun and a real joy being with students away from the classroom setting,” Mr. Powell said.