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Niskayuna High School
May 18, 2007
Volume 32, Issue 28
to Junior Prom 2007
BY CAITLYN NORLING
NEWS The month of May is a busy time for the junior class, but one event in particular consumes a lot of energy. The junior prom was held on Saturday, May 12, at the Marriott Hotel and Con- ference Center on Wolf Road. The After Prom party was held at the Schenectady JCC. Most of the students attending agreed that it was a great experience.
The night started with the walk-in at the school. Parents, friends, and spectators sur- rounded the red carpet on which the prom attendees walked. The attendees arrived in the front circle via limos, cars, party buses and even a horse-drawn carriage. After stepping out of their mode of transportation,
Warrior photo / Chris Nelson DANCING: Prom King Frank
Thalakotur and prom Queen Aimee Okonski danced to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra.
each couple was announced, and then they traveled down the carpet as onlookers cheered and snapped photos. Viewers com- plimented the dazzling dresses and hairstyles or criticized in whispers. The prom attendees also had a great time prepar- ing for the special night. Junior Mary Rose Clark said, “I enjoyed dressing up and being with all my friends for one night.” The couples walked through the halls of the high school and out
limos and cars,
When the attendees arrived at the Marriott they walked through an archway and into a room decorated in red, black and white. The dining tables that surrounded the dance floor were decorated with either white or black table cloths and con- trasting napkins. The ballroom was also decorated with black and white 1920s-themed cut- outs; each cutout had a bright red light behind it. The Class of 2008 officers were responsible for the planning and decorat- ing of the prom. Jenna Havis, junior class president, said, “ The planning was very stressful, but I loved the way that every- thing came together.” The prom attendees seemed to agree that the decorations were lovely. Ju- nior Imbi Salasoo said, “I’m glad our class officers did as good as a job as they did.”
There were many highlights to the actual prom. Most attendees enjoyed the dinner including sal- ad, pasta and chicken parmesan. The music choices pleased most of the crowd, and the dance mu- sic was lively and brought many people to their feet. Senior Dave
Spangler said, “The DJ
everyone had a great time dancing.” A highlight for the attend- ees with a sweet tooth was dessert bar, which included ice cream, choc- olate cake and choco- late fondue.
Warrior photo / Chris Nelson
The prom concluded with the an- nouncement
PROM’S COURT: Nominees Rachel Costanzo, Jenna Havis, Eliza Kalm, Paula Mueller, Colton Becker, Thomas Kolman, Chris Mattice, Chris Okonski, Prom King Frank Thalako- tur and Prom Queen Aimee Okonski gather together for a picture at Saturday’s junior prom.
of the Prom Court. The nominees for queen were juniors Rachel Costanzo, Jenna Havis, Eliza Kalm, Paula Mueller and Aimee Okonski. The nominees for king were juniors Colton Becker, Thomas Kolman, Chris Mattice, Chris Okon- ski and Frank Thalakotur. Last year’s prom king and queen, seniors Sean Douglass and Meghan Brown, were also intro- duced. After the anticipation of waiting the entire night, Frank Thalakotur and Aimee Okon- ski were proclaimed King and Queen. The elected prom song for the evening, “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra, played as the nominees danced across the floor.
After the final dance everyone changed into casual clothes and moved on to the After Prom par- ty at the Schenectady JCC. The theme was a beach party; the room was decorated with palm trees and beach balls, and at-
tendees were given leis. There were various activities to keep the masses entertained: a boun- cy bounce, a giant twister board, carnival and casino games, air- brushed tattoos, photo magnets and a raffle. There was also lots of delectable food and a show- ing of the prom video. At the end of the night, prizes such as gift cards, a digital camera and even a microwave were given to peo- ple whose names were drawn in a raffle. Junior Devon DeCatal- do said, “The After Prom party was cool. I really enjoyed playing mock roulette.”
Most of the prom attendees agreed that it was a great time. It was also a safe dance; stu- dents were reminded that a de- cision to drink would have con- sequences after seeing Principal Rickert holding a alco-sensor. All in all, however, it would ap- pear that this year’s junior prom was a success.
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