‘Commencement Ball’ Curry’s First Winter Formal Since Pandemic

By Grant Catuna, Currier Times Staff///

Curry seniors partied at a Winter Formal on February 10th for the first time since the pandemic. The theme was a 1920s style Masquerade Party. Photo by Inga Seliverstova on

UPDATE: March 6, 2023 by Nicholas Calvino

Curry’s Senior Ball was held recently at the Avenir, a ballroom in Walpole, Massachusetts. There were two cash bars, food, and a DJ all night.

Seniors and their guests spent the night enjoying the atmosphere and putting a final end to the pandemic, a pandemic that had not allowed this event to be held for three years.

“It was such a wonderful night and was so much fun,” said Curry senior Nursing student, Anna Gourgeot. “I wish it had lasted longer than it did.”

Students went to the venue and back to Curry by bus, using a bracelet system at the Student Center to be let on the bus.

The event also had a photographer set up to take pictures for everyone and there were different signs you could hold up to make the picture spunky.

Students said the playlist for the dance floor was well done using some recent songs and some throwbacks.

“The dance floor was so fun and the music was actually really good,” said senior Biology major, Erin Cullinane.

The tickets might have been $90 each but students said it was really worth it for this senior class dressed up to the 9’s. This was the most action the senior class has seen since covid-19.

Everyone went the night without any accidents and everyone got back to Curry safely after their amazing night out.


MILTON — Curry Seniors are scrambling to buy their suits, dresses, and masks for this year’s ‘Commencement Ball’ on Friday, February 10 at 7 p.m.. The 20’s masquerade-themed ball will take place at Avenir in Walpole, marking Curry’s first Winter Formal event since the Covid pandemic brought all public events to a screeching halt.

The event has been organized by Curry’s Student Government Association (SGA) with assistance from the Student Affairs Office (SAO) as well as the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI). Tickets were on sale from January 10 to 26 for $90. Some seniors, such as Bobby Gentile, have decided not to attend the event due to the price.

“We’re college students,” Gentile said. “And on top of that, we’re graduating which means it’s time to save up for a place to stay.”

With that being said, the $90 ticket affords one student transportation to and from the venue, food, a DJ, and, of course, the venue itself. Although there will be a bar at the venue, alcoholic beverages are not included in the ticket cost due to legal barriers that prevent the school from doing so.

The deadline to purchase a ticket has now passed and senior Mykal Bartlett, who helped plan the event, has faith it will be a success despite student complaints.

As far as the outlook for future seniors, Bartlett said, “Costs can be brought down in a number of ways. The most direct way is to have SGA, who is running the event, directly subsidize some of the costs.”

For those that did purchase a ticket, buses will depart for Avenir from the Student Center at 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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