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.”