Turnabout returns, brings students fun and food

Turnabout in action - Courtesy of Alyssa Salgado

Turnabout in action – Courtesy of Alyssa Salgado

Alyssa Salgado, Staff Reporter

Turnabout is an event in mid-winter where there is not much action in school, there are no fun events to look forward to and it serves as a bridge between Winter Break and Spring break. Ixtel Guerrero, a senior in Student Council, planned the Turnabout dance with other members from Student Council.

The week of Turnabout, February 13 through 18, started with a spirit day. Each day of the week had a day in which students would dress up and food vendors would be in the Commons throughout each lunch period.

On Monday, the spirit day was to wear anything from a different decade and for lunch was Buona  chicken tenders. On Tuesday, the spirit day was to wear red for Valentine’s Day and lunch featured Nothing Bundt Cakes. On Wednesday, the spirit day was to wear a jersey and lunch was Chick-Fil-A. On Thursday, the spirit day was dynamic duos and for lunch was Papa Joe’s Pizza. On Friday, the spirit day was to wear pink and at lunch, there were Jamba Juice smoothies. 

Mr. Peronto is one of the faculty sponsors for the Student Council. The Executive Board of Student Council is responsible for planning the Turnabout dance and the corresponding Spirit Week.  Some clubs volunteered to plan the lunchtime activity, vendor, and spirit day to coordinate with the theme of the dance. This year’s Turnabout dance theme was Cupid’s on the Loose. 

Turnabout ticket – Courtesy of Student Council TikTok @CSHStuco

The design of the tickets was created by Guerrero. Mr. Peronto said, “On the morning of the dance, members of Student Council, would go and decorate the school for the dance.” About 600 kids went to the Turnabout dance. 

Turnabout decor in the gym – Courtesy of Student Council TikTok @CSHStuco

The DJ at Turnabout had a background behind him while music was playing. One of the new things that was at the dance was the 360 degree photo booth. The dance was attended by mostly underclassmen. They also had a table of snacks that was gone very quickly. 

Mr. Peronto said, “the students who went to the dance all had good things to say about it.”

Guerrero said, “As a senior, we are the only class in the school to have experienced one turnabout.”  There hasn’t been a winter dance since Covid, and it has been three years since then. The rest of the classes haven’t experienced a turnabout until this year’s. 

No one knew how the dance would turn out this year, but as Guerrero said, “It was really fun!”