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A Night in the Spotlight


Lights, Camera, Action! On Saturday, May 20, Gilmour Academy’s Junior/Senior Prom’s theme will be Hollywood. All the decorations will be modeled after “A Night in the Spotlight.”

Tickets for upperclassmen and sophomores who will be attending are currently on sale online until May 12. Students who purchase tickets now will receive two tickets for the after prom raffle and will be given priority for t-shirt sizes. Tickets will also be on sale in front of the Lennon Board Room on May 4 and 5 before the seniors leave school. Tickets are $100 per person for both prom as well as the after prom activities, and only $55 if the student is only attending after prom. After prom will be off campus at Sky Zone in Highland Heights.

Every year, students work side by side with members from the Women’s Club to help make the prom unique and special for each senior class. The planning process started when a group of seniors were contacted by Mrs. Patti Miller, head of the Women’s Club, to take the initiative to start the planning process.

After a group got together, Michelle Moufawad (‘17) created a survey and sent it to the entire senior class so that they could give their input on things such as theme, location for the dance, food and after prom suggestions. Once the survey was tallied up, The Women’s Club took care of reserving The Country Club for prom and Sky Zone for after prom.

For the decorations, Moufawad said, “The seniors might see themselves on the Hollywood boulevard!”

As for the music, Jayla Salter (‘17) helped create a playlist that the majority of seniors expect to love because of the updated pop-style music. Salter got a lot of feedback from seniors and even created a group to get song suggestions to ensure that their input was considered.

Sam Meaney (‘17) attended prom last year and is looking forward to his final prom later this month. He said, “I’m excited for the theme so that I can feel like a movie star getting dressed up with my friends before we graduate.”

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Ana Callitsis is a young writer who is excited about exploring the journalism field and becoming more diverse in her writing skills. She entered into Gilmour Academy as a freshman without knowing a single person. However she was able to tackle this challenge with the help of joining a fall sport to learn some new faces before entering into a new school year. In the first semester of her senior year, Ana tested her creative writing skills in Mr. Greenfield’s course the Art and Craft of Writing. She is looking forward to attending one of the two universities: University of Cincinnati or University of Dayton in the fall. Ana intends to continue her education by pursuing the challenging field of marketing and advertisement in the business world. Eventually, she hopes to obtain a job in a major sports team or large corporation. To strengthen her writing, Ana has taken AP Composition, The Art and Craft of Writing, and Multimedia Journalism. She enjoys being a young journalist with special interests in sports, marketing, advertising, and various forms of writing.