ON ESCAPE: WORDS OF ADVICE
Junior Escape was a lot of work, but with good work ethic and determination we were able to turn the dance into a big success. Months before the actual event we went on a hunt for the best venue out there that could offer a great night and also be affordable. In the end, we choose Temple because they gave us an offer we couldn’t refuse and it was also a beautiful place. Not only were we trying to gain money for our class, but we were out there trying to make an event enjoyable to the students because they deserve a night to let loose and enjoy good music. Although we ran into some issues, as a group, all of us had to pull it together and assess the situation and make a smart choice. No matter what, the group resolved one before jumping into the next project. The work of the whole team reflects the outcome of the day of the event. Overall, it was a great experience. Just seeing all of your hard work come together felt good and it was a great feeling to know that other people enjoyed what you worked so hard to put together.
MEET THE MEMBERS
Hey guys! I'm Dana Ng and I was on the 2014 Escape Committee as president. I joined this committee because I wanted to find a great way to get closer to people in my class and gain the experience of working in a team and coordinating a school event (and most importantly: throwing a bomb-ass party). In the end, it definitely was a fantastic experience through many ups and downs. The feeling of seeing a successful dance you coordinated in front of your eyes is super rewarding.
My advice to future Escape committees is to make sure you have a timeline set in stone and follow through with it as much as you can. Be strategic with your budget as well and remember to take account to all aspects of the dance--from estimated number of attendees to the area of the venue. If you guys have any questions in the future, feel free to stop me in the hallways and ask away! Or if you don't happen to catch me, shoot me an email at email@example.com
Junior Escape came as an opportunity for me to participate and contribute to Lowell. From everything that happened, I learned so much about working with other people and how much work it actually takes to plan an event big enough for the whole school. Throughout the whole experience there were some problems, but through every problem I gained a better knowledge of how group dynamics work. Patience and understanding are your best friends during these times. As treasurer of Junior Escape I kept up with the budget and suggested ideas of where the money should be spent and how much we could expend on a venue and decorations given the amount of time we had and how much fundraising we did. The best part about being in a committee is that you get to know your teammates, create new connections, and improve your social skills with others.