Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Prom Feedback

Having only heard from I've only heard from one person anonymously that didn't like the change at prom this year, I thought I'd share the positive comments I've received as well:

"Father Hollowell, I've been meaning to thank you for what you did for our Prom this year. I have never liked dances these days because of the "grinding" and "twerking" , and people look down upon you if you aren't doing it. It is basically a peer-pressure thing and I absolutely hate it. For once I actually had a good time at a dance knowing I wasn't going to get pressured into something I didn't want to do all thanks to you."

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"I am among the many who applaud what you have done here at Ritter’s prom, even though I did not attend. Grinding is something that makes me extremely uncomfortable when watching, and I tried it once at a dance and it was terrifying. I do not agree with my peers who say, “ We need to experience, to make mistakes.” I have made mistakes, yes, but they weren’t necessary to my learning, in the least. My hope is that everyone can learn to have a little faith, and a little trust."

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"Hi Father Hollowell!  I just wanted to thank you for the new dancing policy at the Ritter Prom. I know a lot of students are against it, but I've spoken with many who support you. The world could use more priests like you. Thank you for continuing to fight for human self respect and dignity!"

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"It was actually more fun."

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"Father, I have to be honest, I thought this was going to be lame, but it was actually way better than last year."

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"Can you come to Roncalli?"

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"It was wayyyyy more enjoyable!"

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"Thanks, I just want you to know we don't all like dancing like that.  It's actually kind of hard to dance when someone next to you is basically having sex."

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"Thanks, Father, I think it was always one of those peer pressure things, and we just needed someone to tell us to stop."