Seniors strike a pose before Prom 2015. From left: Emily Schoenfeld, Makinna Lee, Aspen Lungwitz, Megan Gerken and Ashleigh Taylor.
Ashleigh Taylor: When the last note of “Don’t Stop Believing” echoed throughout the Cotillion, I knew that this year’s prom was the best. Granted, I have only been to two proms in my high school career, but I can assure everyone that my senior prom was one for the books. However, After Prom was not as fun as last year because it seemed like there were not as many things to participate in. But I won more money than last year so that made After Prom fun for me. Despite the rain, Prom was very exciting, memorable, and I tore up the dance floor with the best friends I could ever ask for!
Grace Kelly: Prom night. It’s what every teenage girl dreams about come her junior and senior years of high school. The perfect dress, perfect hair, perfect makeup… perfect everything with absolutely nothing to worry about. Hopefully. My day-of-prom schedule was a bit hectic, beginning with prom setup at the Cotillion, bright and early at 9:45 a.m. to spend three hours taping red paper to a wall. The rest of the day was a blur with hair and makeup appointments following. My group and I attended 5 p.m. Mass and, after a Chick-Fil-A dinner and a strangely calm party bus ride, we arrived at prom. I knew almost none of the music, but I ignored that and just enjoyed myself. I had a great time with my date and the rest of my group and I’m definitely not going to forget my junior prom as it was, to quote High School Musical 3, “a night to remember.”
Katie Helten: With senior year coming to a close and trying to keep up with my crazy busy schedule, I feel like my senior prom came out of nowhere and all of a sudden it was time to get ready. I think prom this year went by so much faster than last year, probably because I knew what to expect, and before I knew it I was at home in bed wondering where the entire evening went. Although I know the music is never going to impress everyone, I think it was especially bad this year because they played lots of songs that were just difficult to dance to and not getting anyone pumped up. After prom was not as exciting as last year and I did not get the chance to do everything I wanted to because they started shutting down pretty early, but it was still a lot of fun. Even though it wasn’t all I was expecting, overall, I had a really great night and wouldn’t trade it for anything.
“This year’s prom lived up to all my expectations,” Brooklyn Bockover says.
I could not have been any more excited for prom this year! I had a dress that I was in love with, a perfect date that respected me and all the things I put him through with prom preparations, and I felt better than ever! This year’s prom lived up to all of my expectations and I had a blast. Even though I heard some people complaining that they didn’t really like the music, you have to just dance and be crazy the whole time to make it fun. It could have been completely silent with no music and I still think it would have been entertained because if you have a date that is willing to dance, you can’t not have a great time!
Elizabeth Hybl, Brayden Peppard and Kelly Wapplehorst before prom.
Elizabeth Hybl: This year’s after prom was the only bust (if there had to be one) on prom night. I walked away with the grand winnings of a whole $2. Granted, I’m not the best at most of the games that were offered but still… $2 is pretty low. The games and events offered at after prom were great! Minute to win it was my favorite because the event you did changed every time. After prom also consisted of easy events for people who were worn out from the dance, like bingo and ping pong. All together after prom was great but the prizes could have been increased, or more spread out among the students.
Kaylor Nordhus: The BC Fire and Ice Prom’s delightful, enchanting spirit was nowhere close to being dampened by Mother Nature’s choice of weather conditions. Sure, there was pouring rain. Yes, thunder and lightning. Of course, there was puddles. But did anyone really care? Not my group. We began taking pictures after church, and we finished and made it inside the clubhouse before the rain hit us, thank goodness. We amiably ate our three-course meal sitting around a table adorned with floating candles and rolls of burlap, while outside the thunder shook and the rain poured. The whole night could be summed up with the scene of our group walking from our cars into Prom: everyone dressed to the nines, the girls holding up their dresses above puddles and our dates urgently holding up umbrellas; all while laughing, shouting and smiling on our way inside the place where we danced the night away. Rain, fancy dresses and lots of laughter. Absolute success.
Kyle Moore: As a senior I have now been to two Bishop Carroll proms. In my opinion, each year had its own strengths and weaknesses. To me, the 2014 prom with the Black Tie Affair theme was not as good of a prom itself, but the after prom was very good in the way it was put together, set up and the prizes. This year’s prom with the fire and ice theme was much better in my opinion. The dance had better music, was very well set up, and despite the rain, was a very fun dance. The after prom though was not so hot. There weren’t very many prizes or that good of prizes, the casino area closed early, the games weren’t very fun or entertaining, and nobody could hear anything once they started to announce the very few prize winners. To me, last year’s after prom was better than this year but this year’s dance part was better than last year.
Lydia Crownover: My Prom day started off with eating from a fast food restaurant. Most girls abstain from eating the day of because they are worried of their figure; therefore I had to eat all day, because I’m obviously such a hipster. After lunch, I went to one of my friend’s house to begin the process of being prom ready. I accomplished my hair, my makeup, and finally attempted to put on fake nails for the first time ever. I got into my prom dress, stepped into my 5 and a half inch heels, got ready for pictures. After pictures, we went to our prom group’s mass and dinner at SFA. I stepped into Claire Hall and I felt like I was transported into a fairytale world. We went to the Cotillion and were amazed with how the theme ‘Fire and Ice’ was portrayed. We immediately started to dance and never stopped dancing. The music finished and we were ready to keep the party going at after prom. We were disappointed in how after prom turned out. We were expecting so much more. My friends and I ended up sitting in the band hallway and eating ice cream the whole night, or more like morning. Though, disappointed with after prom, I had a magical night and to respectively quote High School Musical 3, “It was a night to remember.”