By Julianna Mirabile
With having only two proms during the course of one’s high school career, the Juniors and Seniors anxiously wait for the day to approach each year. Whether someone will be slipping on a shimmery red dress or buttoning up a suit and tie, it is always a highly anticipated event. The process, though long and usually high priced, is different for everyone. For girls, buying the perfect dress that has been dreamed about for years with matching heels, getting a manicure and pedicure, and making sure the hair and makeup look perfect is always stressful. For guys, thinking of a clever promposal and picking out a matching suit could be overwhelming. But even though this process could be extensive and difficult, in the end it is all worth it.
This year, Glenelg High School’s prom was held at the M&T Bank Stadium on May 13, 2017. This amazing night, put together by the Junior Student Government Association(SGA), sold over 500 tickets. Junior SGA President, Natalie Proviano, along with a few other students and teachers, spent a lot of time planning and organizing this event to make it one nobody would forget. Proviano describes this process as “A lot of focus and dedication. Luckily, Mr. Rosas was a huge help and got to the stadium at five to put everything together.” The effort put into this night can be overlooked, but it was clear this year of all the hard work. From the fancy finger food set up, to the dazzling lights on the dance floor, students were bound to have a good night.
The reviews from this year’s prom were sensational. The boys were looking sharp and the girls stunned the crowd in their phenomenal dresses. The prom king and queen this year were James Kittleman and Grace Olsen, who got their own dance in the spotlight. Junior, Amy Smith, went with her good Senior friend, Chris Currie. She explains that her night was incredible because “I got amazing pictures and loved seeing everybody dressed up. It was really cool to be able to go out on the bleachers.” Several people agreed, thinking the venue really made the night worthwhile. After prom, hundreds of Glenelg students attended the After Prom Party at the Glenwood Community Center. The wild activities vary every year, though this year it had human bowling, human Hungry Hungry Hippo, a cash machine, multiple different prizes, and food options that appealed to every appetite. Many upcoming Juniors and Seniors are now psyched for their prom next year, though this one will definitely be hard to beat.