A High School Tradition

Lauren Turner

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Rabun Gap took the “W” with another successful prom

Throwing it back to Saturday, April 2nd, reminiscing on one of the most memorable nights of anyone’s high school career. Rabun Gap hosted another amazing prom this year. This is a fun time for all the upperclassmen (and their dates) to get dressed up and enjoy a beautiful evening filled with delicious food and plenty of dancing. Waterfall was the location of this event for the second year in a row and it was gorgeous, as always. This year was extra special for many of the seniors, being their fourth and last prom, and everyone had an incredible time!

Prior to everyone arriving at Waterfall, Promenade was held outside the Arts & Technology building on Rabun Gap’s campus. This is a RGNS tradition that allows families, friends, teachers, and underclassmen to come see the attendees all dolled up and to swoon over their immaculate good looks.

I loved that I got to experience the night and have fun with my close friends without any worries. My fave part was getting dressed up, and having people compliment me at the promenade. What can I say… A girl loves compliments!

-Tutu Adedun ’16

June Beale in Student Life, explained that this year’s number of students attending prom was the biggest it has been in many years. This is mostly because of larger class sizes, but also because when Dr. Anthony Sgro became the head of school, he wanted to give prom to the students as a gift instead of having them pay for it. He also included dinner which relieved the pressure of trying to find a nice restaurant.

As a prom tradition, the attendees vote for prom king and queen at the beginning of the night. This is a guy and a girl from the senior class that get crowned and then have a special dance. This year’s king, Johnny Donald ’16 responded, “It’s a pretty big honor to be voted for Prom King and it was definitely exciting when everyone in the building started screaming as if they were expecting me to win because it came as a pretty big surprise to me.” Sarah Barr ’16, this year’s queen, was also surprised with the outcome, “Although I don’t really like people paying attention to me, it was still an honor to know that some people voted for me. I’ve never really seen myself as someone who would be a prom queen but it’s nice that some people do.” When the winners were announced, everyone was so happy, the environment was positive and so much fun.

While the crowing was a special moment, all the students and faculty had an awesome time dancing all night. Mr. Jason Noffsinger in Student Life reflected, “Prom was great!  I loved the venue and seeing everybody looking great was wonderful.  I know I went solo and hardly danced… but I had a lot of fun as I was in and out of several conversations and enjoyed every minute!” Mrs. Beale shared a super sweet personal fact, “My husband was my date for my senior prom. We began dating in my senior year of high school.  Since then we have attended over 25 proms together!” During this nostalgic time seniors can remember that relationships and friendships that we have now can last if you want them to.

I had a really great time at Prom this year, it was awesome. I pretty much liked everything about it, but the people were definitely the ones who made the night unforgettable.

-Gabriel Ferreira ’16

Prom is such a great time to embrace all of your friendships and let loose to relieve some of the stress of the third trimester. Pictures such as those above are a great way to relive the night.

Gardner Davis '16 and Brandon Conquest '16

Gardner Davis ’16 and Brandon Conquest ’16

Bailey Baker '16 and Dorian Provencher '18

Bailey Baker ’16 and Dorian Provencher ’18

Seth Justus '17 and Emmaline Talley '18

Seth Justus ’17 and Emmaline Talley ’18

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Oliva Seay '17 and Danny Huang '16

Oliva Seay ’17 and Danny Huang ’16

Bailey McBride '17 and Amee Jailwala '17

Bailey McBride ’17 and Amee Jailwala ’17

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Daniel Jones '16, Tyra McField '18, Kevin Miller '17, and Amanda Frederick '17

Daniel Jones ’16, Tyra McField ’18, Kevin Miller ’17, and Amanda Frederick ’17

David Lee '16 and Sally Bloom '18

David Lee ’16 and Sally Bloom ’18

Luiz Dantas '16 and Jasmine Williams '18

Luiz Dantas ’16 and Jasmine Williams ’18

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Frida Cyuzuzo ’17, Tutu Adedun ’16, and Jada Kissi ’17

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Sandra Chung ’16, Channah Papazian ’16, Esther Park ’16, Ginny Hudgins ’16, Peyton Mumford ’16, Avery Lumsden ’16, Elsa Landis ’16, Juliette Lupoli ’16, Carlina Caro ’16, and Lynisa Gardiner ’16

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Amanda Frederick ’17, Tyra McField ’18, and Emma Carter ’17

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Amirah Adem ’17 and Enrique Morales ’17

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Grace Olofintuyi ’18 and Kristen Misick ’17

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