To the moon and Back: Prom 2019

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To the moon and Back: Prom 2019

The seniors of SWHS gather at McIntyre Hall for one of their final class events.

The seniors of SWHS gather at McIntyre Hall for one of their final class events.

Courtesy of Iza Bowen-LeBlanc.

The seniors of SWHS gather at McIntyre Hall for one of their final class events.

Courtesy of Iza Bowen-LeBlanc.

Courtesy of Iza Bowen-LeBlanc.

The seniors of SWHS gather at McIntyre Hall for one of their final class events.

Iza Bowen-LeBlanc, Reporter

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Every year, the senior Class of Sedro-Woolley High School gathers for an annual formal dance known as Prom.
The word prom is short for promenade, the formal, introductory parading of guests at a party. Prom can be traced back to the simple co-ed banquets that 19 century American universities held for each year’s graduating class.
Typically, prom costs anywhere from $25-$35 to get in, $150-$300 for a dress or tuxedo, $40 for dinner and $40 for corsages and boutonnieres.
Sedro-Woolley High School held their Prom on June 1, 2019, at McIntyre Hall from 8-11 p.m. This year’s theme was To the Moon and Back.
Kelly Hawkins, a Sedro-Woolley High School teacher and parent of a senior, was a chaperone for the dance.
“I am so grateful for everyone who helped out, planned, prepped, set-up, cleaned-up, and chaperoned the SWHS Prom for our students. It was an incredible evening. The kids looked gorgeous and had fun,” said Hawkins.
Blake King and Alaina O’Regan were voted by the Senior class of Sedro-Woolley High School, as 2019 Prom King and Queen. Due to O’Regan’s involvement with the school including: Varsity in Volunteerism membership, FBLA President, FBLA Northwest Leadership Board, NHS President, Advanced Orchestra member and Vice President, Cub Crew Mentor, prior member of the Northwest Reining Association, and the 2018-2019 Girls Cross Country team Captain.
“The 2019 senior class agreed that she deserves this more than anyone else, by voting her as queen,” said Hawkins.
O’Regan said she was shocked. “I was not expecting to get it. I was like, I’m the last person I would pick to get it.”
Kristen Schorno, a Sedro-Woolley High School alumni and the SWHS Library and Technology Paraeducator, attended prom in 2012. Schorno says, “Go to prom! The most exciting part is dancing and making memories with your friends, and you only get one chance!” Schorno also says that her prom was held on her birthday, June 2.
Schorno and her high school boyfriend were broken up at the time, and she shares her biggest regret, “James and I were off and on throughout high school and the biggest mistake I made on prom night was not taking him. James and I are now engaged, seven years later.”
The 2019 senior class of Sedro-Woolley High School would like to give a huge shout out to the chaperones; Kelly Hawkins, Kerri Carlton, Andrea Clancy, Laura Schmidt, Jerry Grisham, Dave Shusta, Elli Gildnes, Zack Pope, his son Jonathan, Rachael Rodriguez-Padilla, Alaina O’Regan, the Compass to Campus mentors, and the senior class parent group for decorating.