Kingfishers in Wonderland

On April 9, Kingfishers got together in New Beginnings, in downtown Georgetown, for their annual prom. The theme was “Alice in Wonderland.” The junior class had worked long and hard to have everything ready. They got up bright and early Saturday morning to finish decorating before going home to get ready for the night. After everyone got dressed up and went to dinner, the students and staff started coming in around 6:30 and the party began.

“The entire night was full of good vibes,” said Josh. As soon as the students arrived the dancing started. Josh and Joe created a playlist and manned the DJ station. Everyone had a blast dancing, but Langston stole the show! (He was beet red and sweating, having the time of his life, to the point of slow dancing with one of the cardboard cut outs!). Everyone was dancing—even Sra. Yorky and Dr. and Mme Gates. The dance floor was rocking all night until the music cut off at 10.

The juniors did an amazing job on the decorations this year, most of which were hand-made under Lochlyn’s direction. Juniors had hand-painted cardboard cut outs, turned books into center pieces, created paper flamingos, and cut out cardboard streamers for the front windows. There was a black light tunnel with glowing paintings representing the Rabbit Hole. Some of the food even went with the theme, like Joe’s card rice crispy treats. Cameras were placed around the room for the guests to use and one even printed the pictures right there. Savanna said, “The Polaroids really made the moments come alive that night!” Juniors went all out and did a great job.

Prom this year took a lot of work and time, but when the guests arrived that night and saw how well it turned out, the effort was all well worth it. “This was the best prom yet,” said Nathan. Thank you to students, parents and faculty for making Prom 2016 a great occasion.

by Meredith Owens

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