The mixer has been a Hiawatha High School tradition for generations. It has changed many times throughout the years, but the joy of getting to know people and having a blast still remains.
“It was late, I was tired, the music was too loud, and it was fun,” Karl Kliewer, math teacher at HHS, said. He explained that,many years ago, the mixer was held outdoors, though it was changed after kids got caught sneaking in to avoid paying and other kids from different schools decided to join in on the fun.
Freshman Sheridan Jones shared about her first experience. She had no suggestions for improving the event, other than maybe providing drinks to attendees. She enjoyed the music choice and had a blast.
Sophomore Jayden Gibson stated that his first dance at his new school was a great experience where he met new people and gained new friends. He also said he was excited for this new coming school year.
Juniors Eric Bock, Mason Ward and Andrew Kreek all agreed that this was the best mixer they’ve been to. They didn't have much to say other than that it was super fun and that, on a scale of one to ten of how much they were sweating, this year’s dance was definitely off the chart.
Senior Laila Jones also agreed that this was the “littest’ mixer she's ever been to, and that she was glad her last mixer was a blast.
We all bonded through sweat, blood and seeing each other at our worst which has better unified as a school. Also, shout out to Justin Hodge for crowd surfing. Right on man.