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Prom Dance

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West Sioux’s prom was on Saturday, April 21st beginning with the Grand March at 5:00 pm in the high school gym.  

The dinner followed at the community center around 6:15.  The dance began at 8:00 and went until 11:00.

Jadilyn Vargas said, “It was all great.  The decorations were nice.  The music was good enough to dance to and after prom was pretty fun.”

Gracie Rens said, “Post prom was awesome, and I hope we do something like that next year.  Also, I thought the decorations at the community center were pretty.”

This year, prom-goers got to experience something new.  They got to go to Air Madness in Harrisburg, South Dakota rather than have post prom at school.  There was also an illusionist to watch after they spent a couple jumping.  The illusionist’s name is Brandon Aronson, and he has been on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Everyone headed back to Hawarden around 3:30 am on buses.  They got back to town at 4:30 am and enjoyed cinnamon rolls and burritos at Central Cafe.

Kory Van Oort said, “Post prom was really fun.  I would love to go back next year.”

Jumping on the many trampolines wasn’t the only thing to do at Air Madness. There was a ninja warrior course, a mechanical bull, foam pit, and even a jousting game called King of the Beam, besides a few other activities. 

Taylor Gerritson said, “I enjoyed going to Air Madness and having something new for post prom.”

Brian Duenas said, “It was a great new experience.  The illusionist was great.”

Most kids liked that there was always something to do and thought they had a good amount of time to jump before enjoying the illusionist.

Abbie Ericson said, “I thought the illusionaist at post prom was crazy.  It was fun to have something different than a hypnotist like previous years.

Danna Schipper said, I think trying something new for post prom this year was a great idea.  I had a blast at Air Madness!”

Central Cafe was kind enough to let the attendees eat breakfast after they got back from Air Madness.  During the breakfast, many prizes were given away. Some included gift cards, tumblers, and gift baskets.  Brooklyn Steever won a mini fridge.  Samantha Salker won a wireless printer.  Austin Barrera won a 42” TV. 

Vannesa Bueso said, “Post prom was a lot of fun this year.  We were able to do something we haven’t gotten a chance to do as a class/school.  It was fun to see everyone out of their comfort zones.”

Emily Klocke said, “It was really nice to try something new for post prom, and it was fun.”

All of the seniors got a college care package which included two towels, two washcloths, and a laundry basket. They also got a $25 Scheels gift card and $11 cash.

Melinda Bak said, “I chaperoned the dance, and I think having it end a little earlier because they were going to Air Madness was a good idea.  I also really liked that they tried something different and went to Air Madness.  Most of the kids looked like they were having a lot of fun when I was there.”

Tracey Reinking said, “I was very impressed with the night of prom.  I heard nothing but praise for our students.  Going in, everything looked great on paper and the night was even better.  The Grand March was a success.  The community center was magical.  Air Madness and the illusionist were fantastic.  Central Cafe reminded us of our community’s support.  Expectations are always high on prom night.  West Sioux should be proud of their students as we have been all year.  They added elegance and poise to their all ready exemplary character.

Will next year’s junior class try Air Madness again or will they go back to what has been West Sioux’s traditional post prom activities?  Only time will tell.  It sounds like the kids really enjoyed it, though.