Written by: Celeste Brooks
Strawberry Festival is Southern Adventist University’s end-of-school event where memories that have been made throughout the year are shared through visual media. This year, it will be held in Iles P.E. Center on Sunday, May 1.
“People hear ‘Strawberry Festival’ and they think of it as an event where you eat strawberries,” said Mitch Bunch, this year’s Strawberry Festival producer. “It’s literally the last event of the year; people can expect to see photos and videos taken throughout the year.”
Individuals wanting to attend the event will not need tickets. All people are welcome, according to Bunch.
“It’s open gym, no tickets, just like any other SA [Student Association] event,” Bunch said. “Really, everyone’s welcome, even people from the community.”
Yearbooks will be passed out to students at the event. This year’s yearbook has been designed in a lookbook style, according to Memories Editor Molly Untalan.
“It was very coffee-table-book inspired,” Untalan said. “I wanted it to be something that you could leave out on your living room table or shelf and not have it look like your typical yearbook.”
Untalan said something new to look forward to in this year’s yearbook are the student highlight pages.
“We interviewed and showcased some of the work [students] are doing relating to their major or interests,” Untalan said.
According to Untalan, students do not need to purchase yearbooks since the yearbook fee is already included in their tuition.