The Last Dance: Senior Prom 2012
by The Milton Measure on Monday, June 11th, 2012
On June 2, a rainy Saturday night, the senior class and their dates dressed up for one of the most anticipated moments of their high school careers: Senior Prom. Despite the less-than-ideal weather, the seniors were excited and ready to end the year with one of their last events together as Milton Academy’s Class of 2012.
The night was full of pictures, food, and dancing. The celebration began as prom attendees gathered in the student center to take pictures. Every couple drew admiring eyes, the girls stunning in gowns and the boys striking in their three-piece tuxes. McKean Tompkins (I) shared that her favorite part of the night was “taking pictures, for sure!” Many students were eager to capture the memory of the night, hoping to look back on their good times in later years.
Once everyone had a few facebook worthy photos, the students boarded trolleys to the Long Wharf Marriott by the Aquarium. The trolley ride over was filled with excited chatter and the frequent flashes of cameras.
As the couples filed into the lobby of the hotel, another round of picture-taking began. At around 8:30, the doors to the grand ballroom were opened. Upon walking in, McKean gushed that the chic venue was “better than last year’s by far.” Seated at formal tables, the seniors and their dates were served dinner. Carly Cummings (I) described the food as “phenomenal.” By the time dinner came to an end, everyone was ready to dance.
The dance floor was a hot spot for all attendees. Carly did not hesitate to cite dancing as her favorite part of the night. While most enjoyed the dancing, not all of the seniors were pleased with the DJ’s music selection. McKean said, “The music wasn’t great, but it did end with ‘Call Me Maybe’.” Most students remained on the dance floor for the majority of the event, intermittently leaving to cool off at tables and spend time with their dates. Soon after dinner, a sundae bar was opened, tempting most of the dancers to miss a couple songs in favor of dessert. Once the music was over, everyone filed out of the hotel and boarded the trolleys back to campus.
Around 12:30, the seniors arrived back at school where each received a big, fluffy Milton Academy blanket. Exhausted from a night of dancing, most seniors laid down their blankets and sprawled out on the floor of the student center. Even more food awaited them: Slushie stations, donuts, and numerous different kinds of wraps were all available. After the deans distributed yearbooks, the soon-to-depart seniors hurried to write each other notes. After changing out of their formal attire and kicking off their shoes, the Class of 2012 spent one last night together as a grade. Ms. Lillis, the 2012 class dean, announced the winners of the class raffle with prizes ranging from $50 gift cards to iPads and flat-screen TVs.
As the night came to a close, parents arrived to sign day students out, and dorm members parted in groups. Overall, Prom was a tremendous success. The seniors of the Class of 2012 will always remember holding the summer and their futures at bay for one last night and dancing as the rain fell.
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