Students will roll out the red carpet for All Saints Catholic High School’s first ever Oscars Night on Dec. 20, a semi-formal event honouring the best and brightest.
“We don’t have many semi-formal events so we thought this would be a great event to show students we appreciate them and just have a good night of fun,” said Emily Davies, a member of the student council.
Awards will be presented in 15 categories – one for each grade, from 9 to 12, including:
* Most likely to win a Nobel Peace Prize.
* Next iron chef.
* Next Canadian idol.
* Next prime minister.
* Most likely to write a bestseller.
* Most school spirit.
The event will also offer many fun awards including:
* Messiest locker.
* Best hair.
* Loudest voice.
* Most likely to become a farmer.
* Always online.
* Weirdest talent.
* Most likely to win a lottery but lose the ticket.
“Everyone knows who all the nominees are,” said Aaron Doucet, a member of the student council, adding the names have all been posted on the student council Facebook page. “There’s just a big anticipation to see who wins the Oscars,” he said.
Students at the high school have been creating a flurry of Twitter activity centred around the upcoming awards night, said Aaron.
“It’s been kind of getting very hyped up. The students are excited,” he said.
One night last week, while surfing the web, Aaron said he typed in the words Oscars Night and saw 15 tweets from students excited about the awards show.
“A couple of girls are like, ‘Oh, we already got our dress to go to the Oscars Night,’ and a couple of guys are like, ‘I can’t wait to see it.’”
The school’s photography class will take photos of students throughout the evening.
“There has been a backdrop made for students to pose in front of the red carpet just like the Oscars,” said Emily.
Members of the student council will announce the three nominees for each award, selected by students who voted last month, as well as the winner during the awards night.
More than 1,000 students voted in the contest.
Sponsors have donated door prizes for the event including Ottawa 67’s tickets, a cake, ice cream treats as well as gift cards.
Napoli’s Italian Café will to cater the event.
Tickets for the event are $15, which pays for the dinner and decorations, with a portion of the proceeds going to fund future student council events.
As of last week, 200 tickets had been sold.
Students have also been asked to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the local food bank.
“This is a time where we have a lot of students coming together and we feel we can give a good contribution to the Kanata Food Cupboard,” said Connor Price-Kelleher, a member of the student council.
This year’s student council is Grade 12 students: Emily Davies, Jennifer Ham, Aaron Doucet, Conner Price-Kelleher, Geoffery Devaney and Victoria Mederios.
“After this event we’ll be able to have Oscars Night every year and maybe hopefully we’ll be able to have a dance if this goes well,” said Emily.