The weather is warming up, classes are getting close to finished, and seniors are getting ready to don their caps and gowns now that prom is over with.
Gillespie High School held their prom last Saturday, May 5, in the high school gymnasium. The theme this year was ‘A Night with the Stars.’ The event kicked off with a one hour promenade which began at 6:00pm and concluded at 7. The dance immediately followed and then coronation began at 8 pm. The dance then continued on until 11 pm.
Retired Queen Devon Campbell was in attendance to pass along the crown while Patterson Friese took the place of the retired king. With just three couples in pursuance, the prom court consisted of seniors Steven Wolf and Sam Wasylenko, Brooke Ruckman and Ben Parish, and Laura Halpin and Adam Schmidt.
After 150 students voted as they entered the gymnasium, Ben Parish and Laura Halpin were crowned King and Queen for 2012. First runner ups were Adam Schmidt and Sam Wasylenko while second runner ups were Steven Wolf and Brooke Ruckman. Both Parish and Halpin are honor roll students at Gillespie High School. Parish devotes most of his time to singing and spending time in choir while Halpin toes the rubber for the softball team.
“It is beyond exciting,” Ben Parish said after he was crowned, “Our senior class is the best.” As the school days left are now in the single digits, Halpin said the only thing she would like now is a regional championship. “Prom Queen is nice, but a Regional Championship would be better.”
Graduation is set for May 20 with commencement starting at 2pm.
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