Spotlight on the Winter Gala: Dreams Do Come True


Seniors Alana Canino and Jayla Scarver ready themselves to return to the dance floor at Saturday’s Winter Gala.

By Dorcas Asiedu-Sekyere, Spartan Staff

Did you feel like a celebrity? 

At least, last Saturday night? 

The tag for this year’s Winter Gala held 7-11 pm Feb. 4 at the Serbian Social Center in Lansing, was to “make all of your Hollywood dreams come true!” 

Entry onto that red carpet cost $35, a true bargain compared to hiring an agent, securing headshots or paying guild dues.

Prior to the gala, nominees – I mean guests – got the opportunity to nominate their favorite songs to become the soundtrack on the dance floor by using QR codes posted around the school. 

Wearable memories of “Winter Gala” are available online at

Then there are those photos posted to the Gram and video uploaded to TikTok. They, of course, will live forever.