Veterans High Celebrates "Gatsby Day" | News
Students at Veterans High School put on their headbands and newsboy caps and took a trip to the past for 'Gatsby Day.'
After reading the novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, they were able to experience the 1920's for themselves.
The event took place in the high school's media center and was decorated with artifacts from the novel.
Students were able to sit in a speakeasy, equipped with a soda bar, and cookie cigars.
"The students are completely involved," said Christie Wall, an English Lit Teacher, and the coordinator behind the event, "I mean, the level of thinking that goes into this kind of presentation and work is a lot."
"I think it's a great experience on helping us learn the book and helping us get a real picture of how it was back then," said sophomore Devin Wingate
Emily Goggin came dressed as a character from the book, Jordan Baker.
"She's a golfer in The Great Gatsby...I am an actual golfer at Veterans High School, and I come from a really big golfing family. So it just seemed appropriate," she said.
Her favorite part of Gatsby Day is the slang.
She said, "My favorite phrase is 'the cat's meow'. I'll just walk up to my friend and say 'Kiddo, you're the cat's meow."
Yesterday, students, parents and teachers were at the school decorating until 7 in the evening.