Students take an adventure back in time at Prom (20 photos)

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Juniors Nick Vaughan and Arianna Vivian enjoyed a slow dance to the smooth 40's music played at this year's prom. Credit: Austin Hunt/The Foothill Dragon Press
Juniors Nick Vaughan and Arianna Vivian enjoyed a slow dance to the smooth 40’s music played at this year’s “Fly Me to the Moon” prom. Credit: Austin Hunt/The Foothill Dragon Press

For the first time in three years Foothill Technology High School’s prom location was changed. This year it was held at the Camarillo’s Commemorative Air-Force WWII Aviation Museum, which played nicely into the “Fly Me to the Moon” theme.

Everyone seemed to love the change in location. There was WWII memorabilia and planes everywhere, giving the place a 1940’s feel.

Even History teacher Dan Fitz-Patrick enjoyed the change in location.

A plethora of different Italian foods were set out for the students and cooked by . Credit: Austin Hunt/The Foothill Dragon Press
A plethora of different Italian foods were set out for the students and cooked by Martinos Catering. Credit: Austin Hunt/The Foothill Dragon Press

“Saticoy country club is a dime a dozen of a venue, and I think this is something unique and special, so I hope the kids think that way too,” he said. 

The theme and the change of location was decided by the junior class ASB president and vice president Will Hammer and Nick Vaughan.

“We were at Camarillo airport and we wanted to stay classy,” said Vaughan.

The pair decided that the “Fly me to the Moon” theme would juxtaposition together the venue and the overall “classy” feel. 

“Frank Sinatra sang ‘Fly me to the Moon’ and that goes well with an airport,” said Hammer.

Pictures started at 5:30 p.m., but most students showed up around 6:30 p.m. when a delicious italian dinner was served. Chicken parmesan, vegetarian lasagna, pasta primavera, and dinner rolls were all provided by Martinos Catering.

 

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After dinner was done, the dance floor opened up. Instead of playing popular songs like ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams, the D.J. played music from the 1940’s and 50’s.

The tranquility lasted for about an hour, and when the sun went down the music changed, which was followed by an uproar from the students. Instead of playing ‘Almost Like Being in Love’ by Frank Sinatra, they played ’23’ by Mike Will Made it, featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J.

When the clock struck 9 o’clock, the time everyone had been waiting for had finally arrived. It was time to announce prom king and queen. This year’s Prom Court was made up of all seniors:

  • Aimee Ellis

    Though risky, the change in venue was a massive success for ASB. Credit: Austin Hunt/The Foothill Dragon Press
    Though risky, the change in venue was a massive success for ASB. Credit: Austin Hunt/The Foothill Dragon Press
  • Quinlan Moran
  • Melissa Fox
  • Alejandro Robles
  • Melissa Marshall
  • Angel Mayorga
  • Bridget Coonan
  • Dee Lucas

Bridget Coonan and Dee Lucas we’re crowned King and Queen. After they had been crowned and their sashes were changed from nominees to king and queen, they danced to Nat King Cole’s ‘Unforgettable.’

As the night ended, the student’s adventure back to the 1940’s ended as well. The combination of the location, music, atmosphere, and friends made prom a night they’ll never forget.

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