A Night to Remember: Prom

not our prom

By XAVIERIA TERRY

Ah, the night of all nights, the glitz and the glam, the moment most young adolescents have been waiting for: prom. As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, with AP exams creeping up and finals approaching, Benicia High School’s 11th and 12th grade students prepare for prom.

Hair, makeup and nail appointments for the girls; tuxedo fittings and hair cuts for the boys. Everyone wants to dress their very best for a night to remember. Once the night finally falls and students have made their way to the venue, one could say it was an unforgettable experience.

Set at San Francisco’s Metreon, the theme was dubbed “A Night In Paris.” On the way in, the Metreon’s top floor glowed with fuchsia lights and white tablecloths on every table. Dinner was also prepared for the students!

At dinner, there was something for everybody: sushi, pasta with marinara or alfredo sauce, barbecue meatballs, fruit salad, chicken kabobs, etc. There was even dessert: cheesecake sliders, homemade cookies, chocolate dipped strawberries. BHS definitely did a great job making sure there were options.

Sean Murphy (11) added: “From the City Boy DJ to the sushi, prom was a pleasant surprise”.

After dinner, students started making their way to the dance floor where there was a DJ who made sure there was music for everyone. With the wide variety of music played, such as hip hop, rock, alternative, etc., it’s safe to say that everyone got to hear something of their choosing. Next to the dance floor was a beverage bar. Servers were at every station, refilling all the pop, as well as the water, ensuring that no one went thirsty.

Beside the ballroom, there was a porch with the view of the beautiful city of San Francisco. Students were pampered and spoiled with this view. Inside, there was also a photo booth with props to take pictures. Additionally, the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) attended the outing to make everyone felt safe.

It was clear to see that the students of Benicia High really enjoyed the night. Chloe Bonini (12), said:“It was a wonderful time and a really good way to begin the ending of senior year.”

One would be confident to say that the BHS students had a safe and fun prom night in the city. For many, prom was an unforgettable experience.

 

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