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Seniors make memories at last high school prom

For most, it was a memorable night of sparkles, cute photos, and matching prom fits.
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Seniors act out the ‘Tik Tok Rizz Party’ on the dance floor during the song ‘Carnival’ by ¥$ at Senior Ball.

From the 360 video booth to the Tuscan dinner and glamorous outfits, the class of 2024 enjoyed an unforgettable night of dancing and memory-making at their Senior Ball.

“I think overall it was a really fun experience,” senior Cristina Machado said. “It was great to see everyone all dressed up. The photo booth and the 360 camera, that was really cool that they did that.”

The seniors had ample time to glam up for the night, which many found beneficial.

“I think it was really nice because we got to see everybody in the morning for senior breakfast, and then we got dismissed at nine and we had the whole day,” Machado said. “I know that in other dances, it can feel very on the wire, especially if you have activities beforehand, so it was nice to have the whole day and take your time and have the most fun possible.”

The tradition of taking pictures at the Swarthmore Gardens continued again, with weather conditions better than at junior prom.

“[My favorite moment of the day] would probably be when I was at Swarthmore College taking pictures,” senior Tommy Tapino said. “It was all leading up to this, and once you see your date and everything, it’s like, ‘This is it. You did it, you got here, and now the rest of it is up to you.’”

The venue basked in golden and disco lights at the prom, with decorated circular tables for guests and a dance floor.

“I think the venue was really great,” Machado said. “It was nice and big, which was awesome because there was a lot of space to just hang out with your friends. You didn’t have to always be on the dance floor, which was different from junior prom last year.”

Many noted that the music was a highlight of their night.

“[My favorite part of tonight was] probably when they played Mr. Brightside,” senior Julia Gaudet said. “I thought it was really good.”

For many, it was a bittersweet but overall enjoyable last high school dance– one to remember to close off their high school careers.

“[It was] a very nice way to conclude this era at the high school with going to prom, even if it started a little bit differently with our grade as freshmen,” senior Nick Tapino said.

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Evelynn Lin ’25
Evelynn Lin ’25, Editor-in-Chief
Evelynn is a junior at Strath Haven High School, and this is her second year writing for the publication. When she is not busy on the ground taking pictures of fun events or grinding away at articles, she can be found listening to music, taking long walks, studying for school, dancing, making bubble tea, and hanging out with friends.
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