Junior English classes look forward to annual Gatsby Ball


The Catalyst / Photo courtesy of NDB Communications and Marketing

Last year’s NDB juniors celebrated the Roaring ’20s with the Gatsby Ball.

The junior class has begun to look forward to the annual Gatsby Ball which will take place on Thursday, February 16.

The Gatsby Ball is a tradition unique to NDB, and is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, “The Great Gatsby.” Set in the 1920s, the plot follows the complicated social life of millionaire Jay Gatsby who hosts lavish parties in his mansions. The elegance of these extravagant celebrations are the main inspiration for NDB’s own ball.

On the night of the ball, students gather in the Dining Hall, to enjoy a live band, board games, dancing and food prepared by the Epicurean Group. To fully embrace the “Roaring ‘20s” theme, students are required to arrive in clothing of the time period which includes flapper dresses, feathered headbands and glamorous jewelry.

The event is planned by NDB English Department Chair Robert Rojas along with the help of other staffulty. This will be Rojas’ ninth year organizing the event for the junior class.

“[My favorite part is] seeing everyone dressed up in accordance with the theme and the dresses, makeup, the hair and all that good stuff,” said Rojas.

As the ball approaches and the Dragons finish reading “The Great Gatsby,” there is a lot of anticipation for their moment back in time to the Roaring ‘20s.