MHS Dances under winter lights


On Saturday night, January 19, the Z Club here at Montevallo High School hosted a Sadie Hawkins dance. A Sadie Hawkins Dance encourages girls to ask a boy to the dance, reversing the stigma that a boy has to ask a girl. It’s supposed to be a nice gag that helps build confidence in female students. At the dance, Z Club gave away two raffle bags to two lucky students, which consisted of a $10 Chick-fil-a card and candy.

Z Club is, it is short for Zonta Club, a club dedicated to women’s service and advocacy. The Z Club president, Olivia Gilbert, is a sophomore. 

Olivia says that she introduced the idea of Z Club because she felt, “it was something the community needed.” 

A large portion of the money raised from ticket sales will be donated to My Sister’s Place, Inc., a  non-profit residential home for women that provides mentorship, structure, and guidance for women in need. This can cover areas such as drug and alcohol recovery or women seeking religious sanctuary. 

During the dance, the Montevallo Junior City Council set up their new cotton candy machine and sold bags of cotton candy, along with cones, for the event. C’s Cakes and Coffee house provided trays of fresh-baked ziti and chicken alfredo. 

Olivia says that Z Clubs next project will be placing bookmarks in the MHS Media Center with facts about inspiring women throughout history and work with Zonta’s “No Violence Against Women” project.