each year our school has a special 8th grade banquet for the graduating students. its a big to do and the kids take it very seriously. its meant to be a meal with the students and parents to celebrate their moving on from junior high, but it usually feels more like a junior prom. with parents. the girls get gowns and get their hair done, and the guys rent tuxes. its strange. everyone seems to love it though, so who am i to make fun, huh? i dont mind really, i do get a free meal out of it, so it cant be all bad!