Friday, March 23rd- Laguna’s spring informal took place at the beautiful Providence Hill farms, located in Clinton. Everyone had a great time, and it was the perfect start to a busy and fun-filled weekend! Thanks to our awesome Formal/Informal Chairs, Anja Evans and Ashley Dillard, for making sure it was the best Informal!
Derby Week 2013! The biggest week for tribes and clubs during the second semester of each school year- and this year, it was the Year of the Mouse! Derby Week started off with a Relay Race on Tuesday night. Even though we didn’t place, snaps to our awesome team of runners! These awesome girls included Elizabeth Coplon, Morgan Tynes, Serena Shah, Brianna Bates, Brianna Hill, Katelyn Nichols, and Laura-Kathryn Barker.
Wednesday was the canned food competition. Each tribe and club had to collect canned food, and then work together to build a sculpture with those cans. Thanks to each girl who worked on building the sculpture and making Walmart runs, Laguna placed second in the amount of cans brought, which also gained us points for Tribe of the Year! And snaps to Sydney Massengale, who finished up the sculpture!
Thursday night’s activity was SWERVE- the dance competition that The Council hosted. Laguna’s very own Council representative Hannah Livingston was the host of the night, and Laguna came out on top in the girls category and the overall competition, winning points for Tribe of the Year and money for our philanthropy, the Mustard Seed.
After dancing the night away at Informal Friday night, Laguna sported red, white, and blue all day Saturday. We worked hard at every competition, and it paid off! We won second place in the tailgate competition (thanks to our awesome spirit chairs Claire Fisher and Miriam Beard), and for the entire week, Laguna placed second overall and first in the tribe competition! Special thanks to Lindsey Tisdale for her awesome leadership during Derby Day, and to all of our girls who competed in each competition!
Brianna Hill in the egg-toss competition
Our awesome tug-of-war team!
Snaps to LAGUNA for knowing everything about our President, Shelby Blank!!
And, of course, we love our girls who endured the nasty food competition!!
Our America-themed tailgate included our wonderful beau, who cooked grilled cheeses for us!
On Tuesday, April 2nd the ladies of Laguna had a fun swap with Civitan Men’s Club! The theme for the night was “Throwdown from your Hometown,” so everyone got to represent our lovely hometowns by wearing clothes from our glory days. At the swap we played a round of the game “Clue” to solve a fake murder mystery and find out “Who done it?” Overall, we had a great time socializing and dancing with the Civitan guys! Check out the pictures below to see some of the old high school gear that was worn!
On March 4, Laguna had our annual Crush Party with Nenamoosha! It was a 90′s/Fresh Prince theme, and everyone had a great time putting together outfits that took us back to our childhood! Crush Party was a fun night for everyone that attended! Thank you to our Swaps and Socials chairs, Taylor Lindley and Hannah Grace Killabrew, for all of their hard work putting this year’s Crush Party together!
MC had it’s annual Swerve competition on Thursday, March 22nd. Swerve is a dance competition that is hosted by the IT/ISEC Council. Laguna competed against two other tribes and two of the clubs. With our “Thrift Shop” themed dance, Laguna won the girl’s title as well as the overall title! We are so proud of the 14 girls and our Freshman Beau that put in many hours of hard work and represented our tribe so well! Since we were the overall winners, all of the proceeds from ticket sales was donated to our philanthropy, the Mustard Seed. Below are some pictures from the event!
On Saturday, February 9th, Laguna had a sisterhood event, but rather than spending the day bonding only amongst ourselves, we had a day of service at our philanthropy organization, the Mustard Seed! Our girls were put to work in a variety of ways, but they were mainly used to rake leaves. We appreciate our Sisterhood Chairs, Morgan Barber and Katie Carr, for planning special opportunities such as this, so that Laguna can not only grow as a body of sisters, but we can grow as servant individuals.
On Saturday, February 23rd, Laguna teamed up with Shawreth for a service swap. That afternoon, a group of nearly 25 guys and girls joined hands with a Habitat for Humanity group in Jackson to paint two houses. Students were given various jobs painting different sections of the houses, and through this we were able to have a time of service and fellowship in the Lord’s name, while also sharing a few laughs. At the end of the day, few students left the site as clean as they arrived, but it was all worthwhile knowing that God will use those homes to glorify Himself. Thanks to our Service Chair, Morgan Boone, for providing Laguna with service opportunities throughout this semester. A special thank you to these students who participated in our Laguna-Shawreth Service Swap!
Laguna had our first swap of the spring semester on February 4 with Shawreth Social Club at Funtime Skating Rink in Clinton. We had a great time taking a break from our studying to socialize with Shawreth and show off our skating skills!
Snaps to Maegan Hall and Claire Fisher for staying on their feet all night.
Also, snaps to Miriam Beard for learning how to skate!!
Thanks to Shawreth for spending their Monday night with us! We had a great time!
Also, thanks to our awesome Swaps and Socials chairs, Taylor Lindley and Hannah Grace Killabrew, for an awesome first swap. We can’t wait for the future events they have planned for us!
On January 15, Laguna had our first Sisterhood event of the 2013 year with Easely Amused, a paint studio based in Ridgeland. Easely Amused came to MC and helped Laguna discover how artistic we really are! It was a great event to begin the 2013 year!
And special thanks to our awesome sisterhood chairs, Katie Carr and Morgan Barber, for getting this event planned and worked out! We can’t wait to see what other events you have planned for the upcoming Laguna year!
Life on campus is in full swing and general rush has made its debut. The general rush process began Thursday night with Laguna’s rush skit. Rush skits act for many freshmen and transfers as the first impression of a tribe. The actives of each tribe practice weeks in advance to perfect their twenty minute skit that portrays the tribe’s personality. This year, Laguna’s theme was “LSN”, or “Laguna Shopping Network”; a spoof of HSN, the Home Shopping Network.