On Saturday, April 28, New Haven High School hosted their prom for the students in the gym. The theme for the dance this year was Footloose. The juniors had little lights hanging everywhere with hay bales on the walkway. There were wild flowers on the tables with little silver pails of snacks.
When asked what students did before prom, Grace Soete, junior, said, “I went to Röbller Winery and down by the river for pictures. Then, a big group of friends went to a Hibachi grill for dinner.”
Senior Lacie Grater answered with, “A group of friends and I took photos at the winery and downtown in New Haven. Then, we all met up to go to Clines for dinner. To bypass some time, we drove around and visited some people. We had a blast!”
Many students were asked what their favorite moment was, and junior Julia Unnerstall said, “Finally taking off my shoes, because my feet were killing me.”
Sierra Elliott, junior, replied with, “My favorite moment was when the balloons dropped onto the prom king and queen.”
Junior Olivia Williams answered, “My favorite moment of prom was dancing with my friends and making memories. I also loved being able to change into sweatpants. I also loved going out to Steak n' Shake after prom.”
Emily Knoppe, senior, was asked, along with other students, what’s something they would never forget, and she replied with, “My friends and I all doing the macarena in a circle at various speeds to a bunch of songs. Also, when the actual macarena started playing, a bunch of people joined us!”
Junior Alex Trentmann said, “I'll never forget how beautiful my girlfriend looked in her dress. Her hair complemented the dress along with her makeup.”
At 11 P.M., juniors Claire Meyer and Audrey Ford announced a small introduction of each of the seniors as they walked with a partner down the gym. They were able to do anything they wanted as they walked down, like doing a silly dance, pretending to fight, and running down before posing. After they introduced each attending senior, they announced the 2018 prom queen and king, which were seniors Lydia Pataky and Owen Buchheit.
The prom queen winner was asked how she felt after the dance, and Lydia replied with, “I was very excited to hear my name be called!”
Congratulations to the whole junior class for setting up a successful prom. Also, thank you to the teachers that took the time to supervise and stay at the dance to watch the students.