Warren County High School seniors can forever retain their Prom 2016 memories following the event held Friday in the school’s gymnasium.
Students chose their theme to be Dream Sequence, transforming the gymnasium with gold and white Atlantis-inspired decorations featuring large art deco columns for them to make their entrance. A large array of flowering trees and shrubbery were provided by Heather Farms and filled the air with sweet aroma.
A new and modern twist to prom activities was the prom king and queen voting process, where students cast their votes for their favorites electronically.
“This is the first year we have been able to do this,” said sponsor Linda Taylor. “We have officially entered the digital age, with the tabulation taking place immediately, saving us a lot of time counting votes.”
At the end of the night, seniors Lexi Rowland and Will Lupo received the most votes and were named Prom Queen and King. They were chosen from delegates, Ty Ramirez, Emma Holmes, Lindsay Cuellar, Jack Davidson, Diego Martinez and Luis Granados.
With 435 tickets sold for the event, it didn’t take long for the students to take to the dance floor, or gather in groups to enjoy the memorable time with friends. They each took home a commemorative goblet, enjoyed the reading of the Last Will and Testament, and viewed the “year in pictures” presentation.
Friends Kristan Adams and John Rigsby attended the prom together anticipating a fun and memorable night.
“I especially enjoy looking at the girls and their choice in dresses,” said Adams. “Some choose a style they would not usually wear.”
Rigsby is employed at Gondola Restaurant, and following the prom, he was going in to work.
“I just thought it would be helpful if I went by and help them close tonight,” said Rigsby.
Most of the prom-goers were enthused about dancing to the music of The Sound Machine.
Senior Kaylee Hillis enjoys dancing so much, she had the foresight to bring her tennis shoes.
“I’m smart,” said Hillis. “I love to dance and I knew I couldn’t dance in my heels, so I brought my dancing shoes.”