On May 1, the junior prom was held at the Collingswood Ballroom in Collingswood, New Jersey. While tickets cost $70 each, the fun and memories created were priceless at this year’s junior prom. The theme was “11:11 make a wish” and the students couldn’t have wished for a better time.
The ballroom was very spacious, with two floors and a dance floor in the center. “I like the location, it’s very nice”, said Nick Birbillis (’11).
In regards to the theme, there were center pieces on every table and decorations coating the ballroom. However, while some thought the decorations were lacking others felt quite the opposite.
“I like the atmosphere,” Ashley Eng (’11) said, “It’s very party like”.
One look at the dance floor meant seeing a swamp of students moving to some beats, both old and new. Most students could be found on the dance floor throughout the evening and not many people were sitting. Of course songs like “Rude Boy” by Rhianna and “Shots” by LMFAO got the crowd going. Yet Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” and Spice Girl’s “Wannabe” were certainly crowd pleasers as well.
Katrina Hauck (’11) said, “I’m trying not to be sweaty” as she and her friends took a break from dancing.
If not on the dance floor, dinner and refreshments were being served. The evening started off with a garden salad and moved onto a dinner of a large variety. There was chicken, vegetables, ziti and more to choose from to satisfy ones hunger.
Amid the food, the music, and the decorations, the junior prom came down to one thing; friendship. Students gathered with their best group of friends and enjoyed a night of dancing and singing to some favorite tunes.
Alexis Baker (’11) puts it best as she said, “The best thing about tonight is my friends. Without them it wouldn’t be as fun.”