Classic constellations and telescopes were nowhere to be seen Saturday at Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion, yet the indoor re-creation of the nighttime sky proved to be just the right décor.
Moffat County High School’s prom brought with it the traditional formalwear and dancing, as well as some unique moments for the students enjoying the evening, “Under the Stars.”
The Grand March brought with it synchronized dance moves, finger guns and more as prom-goers posed for a gauntlet of photos from family and friends.
The Anderson sisters, MCHS senior Brayden, junior Rylie and freshman Mackenzie gathered during the march for a final sibling outing.
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“It’s super-exciting for us, especially since it’s my last prom,” Brayden said.
From there, David Pressgrove with Bear River Young Life took over the stage with a DJ booth and projection screen with graphics and musical lyrics to add to the visual flair of the night.
A setlist of pop, country and classic rock provided a soundtrack for the night along with plenty of action on the dance floor.
Leading up to the event in past weeks were waves of “promposals” as students competed to see who could make the grandest gesture in asking for a date, ranging from Kevin Hernandez using the West Theatre marquee to pop the question to Halle Hamilton.
Bryson Davis used a different kind of pop when he filled girlfriend Aliceson Jones’ bedroom with balloons combined with sticky notes on the wall that spelled out “PROM.”
Joahan Quezada used a similar tactic to ask Alyssa Zimmerman.
“It took me about two hours to get it all ready and tie off all those balloons,” Quezada said.
The coronation came later as royalty for the junior and senior classes was announced, with students voting for their honored members.
Taking Prom Prince was Kameron Baker, who only had one word in response.
“Expected,” he joked.
Fiona Connor was named Prom Princess, though her excitement was nowhere near as great as boyfriend Sambu Shrestha on her behalf.
When he was named Prom King moments later, it was hard to tell who was more jazzed.
“I was more focused on him winning,” Connor said. “I wasn’t expecting it at all for me.”
Alyssa Zimmerman took the crown at the end of the night as Prom Queen, which, to her, was an enjoyable albeit bittersweet gala.
“It’s kind of sad to think this is our last prom,” she said.
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