After three COVID-filled years, a restrictionless prom was the perfect way to close out senior year.
At Granite Links in Quincy, students danced the night away and shared a meal set against a beautiful backdrop of the Boston skyline. Earlier that day, they took pictures with family and friends during the “promenade” at Mariners Park.
“It was almost too good to be true,” said Ms. Donovan, one of the senior class advisors who helped plan the event. Not only did they “really luck out with the weather” – despite a little wind, the skies stayed clear – but “it felt normal”.
While the prom was made for the senior class, there were many other students in attendance. Each senior was allowed one guest, and many chose to bring in a student from another grade, even if purely to have more people at the event. With such a small class size, the more the merrier! And, due to an excellent fundraising effort by the senior class, tickets cost only $30, making sure that more people were able to attend.
Student Body President Matt McCluskey was chosen as Prom King, which he said “was kind of a surprise.”
“It definitely made it a little more exciting,” McCluskey said of the experience.
Prom Queen Faye Lofgren noted that “having a normal prom was the perfect way to finish off our senior year … it was great to have one final thing, other than graduation, to do together as the class of 2022.”
One thing everyone can agree on? It was a lot of fun.
“I thought it was great,” said Donovan, who attended as a chaperone. “I think everyone had a great time.”
Sounds like Donovan would be right – Lofgren says she “had a lot of fun,” and that she “know[s] others did too.”
“It was the best – it was awesome,” said McCluskey.
The senior class has one more school-related event this week – Hull High’s graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 4 at 10 a.m. at the school.