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The flyer for the Spring Fling Senior Kaleigh Varney made.

The flyer for the Spring Fling Senior Kaleigh Varney made.

Savannah Nguyen

Savannah Nguyen

The flyer for the Spring Fling Senior Kaleigh Varney made.

Brenna Green, Cassie Snyder, and Paige Crawley

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The Spring Fling, an outdoor concert originally scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled.

Principal Dr. Walter Graves said there were not enough staff chaperones available to hold the event. Graves had agreed to chaperone and initially a few other teachers said they would be able to, but those teachers had conflicts arise and could not be there.

“For a large new event like this, there was no way I would be able to chaperone it alone,” Graves said.

Senior Kaleigh Varney, who planned the event, was disappointed.

“I really didn’t have any words. I kind was just upset that all of this work I did was just flushed down the toilet,” Varney said.

Varney initially came up with the idea to gain experience in business management,

which she plans to major in at college next year. Varney had reached out to people in the music industry and found three musical entertainers for the event. The performers were to include as Bird, a rapper, Caleb Kopta, an indie artist, and Mums Attic, a cover band.

The cancellation had taught her some lessons about this career field, she said.

“This has taught me that this career is not going to be as easy as I thought. I mean, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but it really motivates me to work even harder after being rejected. Learning how to deal with it professionally also helped me learn,” Varney said.

Senior class co-sponsor Daniel Harrold commended Varney on her efforts.

“I want to give Kaleigh credit. She put a ton of work into this,” Harrold said. “She really did it all on her own.”

Varney had to handle all the cancellations with the bands. Harrold said she dealt with the situation very professionally.

“I think it was a great idea just came at a busy time of year with a lot going on,” Graves said.

About the Writers
Brenna Green, Staff Writer
Brenna is a senior and this is her second year writing for the Purbalite. She loves to avoid doing schoolwork while stressing about her grades. She will be asleep after school and then up all night completing the work she avoided all day.
Cassie Snyder, Staff Writer
Cassie is a sophomore and this is her first year as a staff writer for the Purbalite. She participates in the color guard and school musical. You can often find her quoting The Office and doing the robot to early 2000s pop songs.
Paige Crawley, Photo Editor
Photo Editor Paige Crawley is a junior and second-year staff writer.  She probably likes lizards and her Canon 80D more than she likes you.  She also probably spends more time playing with Photoshop than doing her homework.
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