By Nathan Bostic
Trojan Tribune Staff
Photo Courtesy of srsd.net
West Central’s prom went out of this world. The theme for this year was space. For grand march, there were huge planets hanging from the ceiling, making the room come alive.
A few juniors got together and created a massive rocket ship that all of the couples walked through. “I thought the rocket ship was very life-like and I was impressed with the creativity,” commented senior Dustin Kleba. When all of the couples finished walking through grand march, it was time to introduce the prom prince and princess candidates. The male candidates were Anthony Even, Dustin Kleba, Alex Qualm, Dalton Kuehl and Dan Kapperman. The female candidates were Payton Steen, Katie Stahl, Allie Macdonald, Shannon Miller and Christina Becker. The Homecoming King, Joe Shartz, and Queen, Melinda Knuth, revealed the prince and princess. The crowns went to Alex Qualm and Katie Stahl.
Following grand march and the announcing of the prince and princess, everyone headed into the commons to eat. Taste of Country catered for the meal. They served pulled pork sandwiches, chicken strips, mashed potatoes and chips. Senior Shannon Miller joked, “It was the best shrimp I have ever tasted.” The decorations in the commons were spectacular. The juniors put together some signs with clever sayings on them. They also had cool looking arrangements put together on all of the tables along with neat coloring sheets. When the majority of the couples were done eating, a few boys thought it would be funny to have all of the guys go to the bathroom at the same time. Joe Schartz said, “It was a thrilling experience because I have never seen so many people in such a small room.” After the meal everyone took class pictures and then headed into the auditorium to watch the senior slide show. Senior Paxton Steen reflected back, “The senior slideshow was well put together thanks to Maty Skinner. It brought back a lot of memories from back in the day; I cried. Just kidding, but seriously.”
After the senior slide show was what many people look forward to the most: the dance. “DJ Kor was a stud,” exclaimed senior Dustin Kleba. Andrew Ideker said, “I liked it when Anthony and I were dropping down the Cat Daddy.” During the dance, there were lots of different snacks and refreshments. Also during the dance, some people played cards and others just hung out and talked. By the looks of people on the dance floor, you could tell they were having a great time.
Following the dance was the hypnotist and After Prom. There was a plethora of activities, games and snacks before and after the hypnotist. There were many inflatables including the Rock-N-Roll Joust, the Wrecking Ball and the Obstacle Course. Following that, everyone went into the auditorium to watch JayZee the Hypnotist. Many people that saw the hypnotist would tell you how funny it was and that they would love to see another one. Next was carnival games along with carnival snacks and treats. Some of the carnival games were Blockbuster, Roulette Wheel and Ringo. Other fun games were a pool table, foosball and arcade video games. The carnival food included: cotton candy, funnel cakes, slushies and corn dogs. For those who enjoy taking funny pictures with their friends there was also a photo booth. When after prom was done, everyone gathered in the Becker Center to listen for the names of the prize winners. The prizes included giant stuffed animals, iPads, Kindles, Tv’s and gift cards. Prom 2012 was one that many people will remember for years to come.