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PROM: Red Carpet Hollywood Premiere

The night began with students seating themselves and dining buffet-style. People seemed hesitant to dance but once a few brave souls jumped onto the dance floor, many followed soon after. The music started slowly but picked up when the crowd started to gather. All the party-goers started busting a move, and the air seemed to vibrate with laughter and music. A conga line ensued and went around the room, sometimes winding where it began.

On Prom Court this year for seniors: Karina Castillo, Blake Geater, Daisy Castrejon, Jordan Johnson, Victoria Chapman, Devin Melendez, Viviana Rodriguez, Nicholas Moreano, Maria Villarreal and Devonte Taylor. The Junior Prom Court was: Mercedez Alvarez, Abimael Cruz, Jessica Ayala, Jesus Murillo, Kathis Castro, Giovanni Perez, Aracelli Cruz, Marcus Roberson, Sonia Dominguez, Cristian Ruiz, Alize Graves and David Sivia. The winners were presented by last year’s Prom Queen Mackenzie Onan. The winners of Prom King and Queen were David Sivia and Aracelli Cruz. Clearly crowd favorites, the room roared, cheering the winners on. After they consummated their victory with the first couple’s dance, others joined in and danced the night away. The party favors for the night were handed out in a fancy little black bag that contained a water canister and key chain stating that they came from Waukegan High School’s Prom.

Prom was not picture perfect, however. It had all the flaws that you hear about on T.V. and in the movies: there were girls crying in the bathroom, heels snapping at the most awful times, couples fighting, abandoned heels left behind by bare-footed girls who just wanted to dance, alcohol snuck in by rebels, and a little bit of B.O. from some people. Still, Prom was very enjoyable for almost everyone who attended, despite its flaws, which actually made it a little more entertaining.


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