Winter Frolic back at HS with usual activities

by Tom Coombe
After an unconvetional celebration during the 2020-21 school year, Winter Frolic Week returns at Ely High School with a more traditional celebration.
The annual mid-winter, mid-school year event went on last year, but amid Covid-19 restrictions that scrapped many of the usual festivities - including the dance.
That’s not the case this year and the monotony of the middle of the school year will be broken up with an array of events and old-fashioned fun in the works as students celebrate the season.
While the bulk of the events are coming up, the celebration actually has already begun with a pep rally that took place at the end of the school day Friday - including the announcement of Winter Frolic royalty candidates.
Hallway decorating follows Sunday, setting the stage for dress-up days, home sports events, pep fests as well as a dance.
This year’s king and queen will be crowned during a pep rally slated for 10 a.m. Tuesday. That event will also include various games and a performance by Ely’s high school dance team.
Another pep rally is in the works on Friday at the start of the school day, including recognition of high school academic award winners and members of the National Honor Society.
Student dress-up days take place all week with the following themes: Sport Jersey (Monday), Timber (Tuesday), Vacation (Wednesday), Decade (Thursday) and Extreme Red and White (Friday).
Numerous home sports events take place during the week, with girls basketball Monday, both a home ski meet and hockey game on Thursday, and a boys basketball game Friday night.
The week will be capped off that Saturday by the semi-formal Winter Frolic Dance, to be held from 8 to 11 p.m., at the high school gymnasium.