Over a hundred students showed up to College Hall decked in their finest attire on Saturday night to attend the first ever New Prom. The music room was transformed into a dance floor and students were free to mingle throughout the entire bottom floor of College Hall.
New Prom was organized by third year Catalyst editor and RA Colton Dodd, who never went to his own high school prom. Dodd chose a masquerade theme for the prom and colorful masks were provided to students who arrived without one.
“I came up with the idea of New Prom while watching Toddlers in Tiaras,” Dodd said at the event.
At the beginning of the event Students dined on spring rolls, mini quiches, and pizza rolls before cutting into the cake.
At 8:30 students gathered in the Music room to watch the Prom Supremes be crowned. Earlier in the night students had the option of entering their name into a red solo cup for a chance to be crowned. Two prom Supremes were chosen from each year and were given a sash.
At the end of the crowning ceremony third year transfer student Joseph “Joey” Whitesman recited the Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) monologue from “Mean Girls” while Dodd threw crowns into the audience.
Throughout the night couples photos were being taken, which students will be able to purchase online. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society through New College New Hope, the campus Relay for Life team.
Dodd said that when reserving College Hall for the event the administration said that they would be willing to let the space be used for future student events if New Prom was a success.