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Welcome to Trinity’s Prom

Planning prom is no easy task
Olivia Prince
Senior Seth Brunner and junior Tony Ding, dabble in an intense game of cards. Given that the prom theme was casino, each table received a pack of black playing cards

   As exams, projects and extracurricular activities begin to occupy students’ thoughts, so does something else, prom. Dress shopping, planning promposals, finding dates, buying tickets and the anticipation of the dance are just some of the things students go through. This year’s prom was held at the Mezz on Saturday, April 5.

   There were many things that students were hoping would improve with this year’s prom. The prom committee took students’ complaints from last year’s prom and improved them in order to put on a great prom this year.  

   “Last year, people didn’t really love the idea of a sit down dinner,” prom chair and junior Sarah Munjed said.“[This year] we changed it to become you just pick what you want from different appetizer stations, so I think people will like that.”

   The venue where the prom was held last year, the Winter Park Library, was very big so students felt as if it was not an intimate event. This was one of the complaints that the prom committee brought into consideration for this year. 

   “It’s a really nice venue, it is a bit smaller and one of the major complaints from last year’s prom was that it was a very big space, so it didn’t really feel like it was very electric and it was because it was such a large space,” Munjed said.

   With this year’s prom theme being Casino Royale, a theme that allows for creativity. The Mezz is a 7,000 foot venue located in Downtown Orlando. Last year the theme was supposed to be Casino Royale but at the last minute got changed, it ended up being the city that never sleeps, New York. 

   “The main way that I’m trying to change it up a little bit is decorations,” Munjed said. “We’re going all out with how we want things to look and since casino is the theme, you can kind of dress it up.”

   Each year’s prom chair is important to make sure prom runs smoothly. The more people who are a part of the prom committee the more people are willing to help and allow prom to be the best that it could possibly be, this year prom committee has 39 members. 

   “I think our prom chair is going to have a really good prom this year, so I’m excited,” senior Sierra Jobman said. “I think underclassmen should run for prom chair. I think it’s fun when you have a lot of aspiring people who want to make an event better. Not competing against each other, but all striving for greatness. They’re more willing to work hard.”

   This year’s prom had very unique favors such as poker chips, green casino themed visor hats for the photo booths and an appetizer buffet.

   “I think that the theme for this year’s prom is very different from the themes that we traditionally have,” prom sponsor Emily Massey-Burmeister said. “The thing I’m looking forward to the most is seeing how the kids respond to the various things that we’re going to have in terms of decorations and in terms of the offerings that they have at prom. Plus, we got a pretty cool prom favor this year and I think the kids are going to enjoy that piece.”

   One big thing that students look forward to at prom is the coronation of prom king and queen. This is one of the big moments of anticipation for many students. 

   “I think that everybody looks forward to the coronation to see who is going to be king and queen because we try to keep that super secret,”Massey- Burmeister said.

   Each year, prom is a special time for both the juniors and seniors. As one of the last big events, besides Headmaster’s Day, for the rest of the school year, seniors wanted this prom to be a fun time with their friends and make memories at their last big school event.

   “I hope it’s one final hurrah with my friends and just having the whole experience with pictures and the dinner and living in the moment,” Jobman said. “That’s probably one of the last times we’ll be together as a big group.”

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About the Contributors
Mia Prince
Mia Prince, Staff Writer
Mia Prince is a freshman entering her first year on staff who works as a staff writer for the Focus department. When Mia is not playing volleyball, she enjoys reading, watching comfort shows and hanging out with friends. Contact Mia at [email protected].
Olivia Prince
Olivia Prince, Co-Editor of Photography Departmet
My name is Olivia Prince, and I am proud to be this year's co-photo editor. I am entering my senior year at Trinity and my second year on staff. I enjoy cooking, coaching gymnastics and watching soccer. I am always happy to help, so feel free to contact me at: [email protected]

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