Moffat County High School’s ‘Gatsby’-themed prom an elegant affair

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
Moffat County High School seniors Aubrey Campbell and Matt Hamilton flaunt their regalia after being crowned Prom Queen and King Saturday night at the MCHS event. This year's theme was "The Great Gatsby."
Andy Bockelman

Saturday night was like stepping back in time in numerous ways for the students of Moffat County High School.

As part of the annual school prom, young partiers were whisked back in time to the Roaring Twenties for a gala stylized after F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.”

Returning to MCHS after last year’s event at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, those in attendance got a taste of opulence as the school gym was transformed into the likeness of Jay Gatsby’s posh mansion.

Plenty of students went all out to fit the time period, with girls’ gowns accompanied by feathers, sequins and headbands befitting flappers and young men wearing the kind of hats tuxedoes and accessories one would see on Gatsby himself as they strutted their way down the red carpet for the introductory Grand March.

The rules were altered for prom royalty this year, the top title no longer going to those in the junior class but instead the seniors. Juniors Wes Atkin and Sheyenne Cromer received the honors of Prom Prince and Princess, while King and Queen went to Matt Hamilton and Aubrey Campbell.

The pair also received Homecoming royalty last fall and were pleased with the repeat.

After the night of dancing to music provided by DJ Frank Hanel, revelers continued their fun at Thunder Rolls Bowling Center, capping a late night of entertainment the likes of which Fitzgerald likely saw in his time.

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