Flintridge Prep’s Junior Parent Dinner Takes a Trip Back to the Future
At an event for parents of the Flintridge Preparatory School’s Class of 2017, students put on the annual Junior Parent Dinner, which included both silent and live auctions, dinner and a show. This year the theme was “Back to the Future,” in commemoration of the movie’s 30th anniversary. The evening even included a DeLorean.
Several faculty and staff members supported the event, but the lion’s share of the work, from soliciting items for the auctions to choreographing the talent numbers, was done by the students themselves.
“They work really hard—really hard,” says faculty advisor Reggie Ursettie. “They spend all their extra time on it. Their energy level, their commitment, were outstanding. I couldn’t be more proud of the class.”
The event, held on-campus, began with cocktails and a silent auction and was followed by a formal dinner, prepared and served by students. The talent revue included dance numbers, singing, and lots of laughs, and was expertly emceed by Katherine and Lauren Montes ’17, who were filled with “Back to the Future” trivia.
Junior Parent Dinner (JPD) is a tradition that goes back to the 1980s, when it began as a way to raise money for the Prom. Juniors put together dinner and a show for their parents, all based on a theme they design. The event has evolved into a fundraiser for the gift the class presents to the school at Commencement. The weeks of preparation for this the evening leave lasting memories for our alumni.
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