Prom at the zoo was unforgettable

May 27, 2014

By Marissa Secreto

Marissa Secreto Eastside Catholic         High School

Marissa Secreto
Eastside Catholic
High School

Eastside Catholic High School held its annual junior-senior prom May 17 at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo.

Following the previous year, where prom was hosted at the Space Needle, the EC Leadership and Associated Student Body representatives worked together to choose a well-known, popular and unique location for the dinner and dance. The dance, from 7-11 p.m., was full of laughter, animals and fun.

The Alice in Wonderland-inspired theme was titled “Through the Looking Glass,” and the Rain Forest Food Pavilion was decorated with white lanterns, twinkling lights and a purple-and-blue color scheme in order to create a magical aura as students ate and danced the night away.

Students were also able to take snapshots with the waddling penguins as the exhibit was open for public viewing. However, the carousel seemed to take the prize for the most engaging activity. Students could be seen taking several rides inside the brightly lit pavilion.

Prom is one of the last major school events seniors have before they embark from their high school careers into the college atmosphere. Hosting prom at the Woodland Park Zoo this year proved to be a memorable night that won’t soon be forgotten, even after high school is over and done. While seniors had their last dance together as a class, the juniors looked on and saw what next year would be like for them: fast, crazy, but, most of all, unforgettable.

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