Beach prom huge success
By Jason Gruner
Students dressed up to dance at this year’s beach-themed junior prom held Saturday, May 18, at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury. This year 175 tickets were sold. Prom King and Queen were Matthew Fielding and Mary Ollen.
Upon entry, the assistant principals Matt Malowski and Andrew Berry assisted the students with a breathalyzer test. Junior Gabe Bergeron said, “I feel very safe in this environment. I’m glad that there are no drugs or alcohol tonight.”
Junior Avery Lazes wore a Mariachi-themed tuxedo. Connected silver medallion clasps closed his jacket, while dual-connecting medallions covered the outside of his pants, hip to ankle. Avery said, “I was feeling pretty nervous about my Mariachi suit, but I think I pulled it off. My dad got married in it and I wanted to dust it off and show it off. It helps me stand out.”
Junior attendee David Dasilva said, “The prom committee did a great job choosing the lighting and created a magical environment.” White paper lanterns created a soothing oblique light.
Mary Ollen said, “The prom committee did a great job with coming up with an exact idea for prom and then it was relatively easy to put it together.”
Parents and members of the prom committee decorated the hall to reflect the beach theme.
Junior James Roddy said, “It’s been a long day already; picking up the corsages and boutonnieres, picking up the tuxedo and taking pictures with my parents, her parents, my friends, their friends, people. I’m ready to get some sleep.”