MSMS Connects

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Winter Formal, Past and Present

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Throughout the years the delta region parents have enjoyed working with the Winter Formal. “It has been a joy to see our children have such a wonderful time,” said Mr. Sam and Mrs. Emily O’Bryant, the parents of Aldon O’Bryant, a 2008 graduate of MSMS. In 2006 the O’Bryants took the lead on planning the Winter Formal and have been a part of planning ever since. “It is an experience for our students to come together and laugh, dance, and eat on one accord,” added Mrs. O’Bryant.

At the Winter Formal, students get involved by voting for a royal court which includes a king, queen, prince, and princess. This year the royal court included: King Morgan Emokpae, Queen Madison Wypyski, Prince Reggie Zheng, and Princess Gina Nguyen.

“The delta region parents and volunteers work together to make this a joyous night for our students,” said Mrs. O’Bryant. For the past 12 years, the O’Bryants start working in August to form committees for the decorations, food, and overall planning to work tirelessly to ensure that this event is spectacular for our students.

Throughout the years, this event has grown and has become the talk of our campus community. This event has received extraordinary feedback from regional parents, administrators, staff, faculty, and of course all of the students.


Mrs. O’Bryant added, “Delta region is also grateful to other regions for coming and working with us to make this a tremendous night for our kids and it shows when we come together, our best efforts are shown to our kids.” Mrs. Veleria Scott, MSMS Student Activities Coordinator, is also instrumental in coordinating this event to make it a success every year.                                   

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