Junior ring dance looks different for ‘22


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Abigail Funkhouser (11) showing her junior ring she received on Feb. 11 during ANP in Gym B. She was also named the one Most Likely to Become President of the United States

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, OHS juniors were unable to have a traditional junior ring dance. However, the school wanted to do something special for the Class of 2022.

With quick thinking, school administration offered the juniors who ordered items from Jostens an in-school event held in Gym B during Academic Network Period (ANP). The event on Feb. 11-12 consisted of music, photo opportunities and some superlatives. 

“We tried to wait as long as we could before we canceled the junior ring (dance),” said Assistant Principal Jason Buatte. “But based on county guidelines, COVID protocols, and also timing on canceling venues, we had to cancel.” 

“After that, we worked with Jostens and Mr. Glennon (Jostens representative) on how we could make it more of an event than coming to the office to pick up the ring.” 

Although it wasn’t comparable to the typical junior ring dance, the students were still able to have some fun during ANP while maintaining COVID-19 rules. 

“I was sad that we had to cancel the dance this year,” said Maddie Conaway (11). “But getting to hang out with friends while getting our rings was worth it.” 


Class of 2022 Junior Ring Superlatives 

Best Smile — Danny Nusinovic, Brenna Pepper 

Biggest Drama — Ally Williams, Lucas Le Luong 

Most Likely to Become President — Abigail Funkhouser, Alexander Schumacher

Class Clown— Andrew Rudd, Mya Toennies 

Biggest Flirt — Joshua Seyer, Lillian Jackson 

Worst Driver — Nate Ottomeyer, Erin Herberholt 

Best Hair — Allyson Moss, Mitchell Aschenbrenner 

Life of the Party — Ella Welch, Jake Walker 

Most Likely to Become Famous — Gavin Sandvoss, Jasmine Quach