Webster City High School students had a chance to walk the red carpet
Saturday night just like the rock singers, movie stars and other celebrities. The occasion was the 2013 school prom. The evening of glitz and glam was the result of months of planning by students.
A Red Carpet Affair was the theme of this year's prom. The event
Nick Tilges and Kenady Highland step down from the stage in Prem Sahai Auditorium following their walk across the red carpet. The Prom Walk event was new this year, as was the venue — the lobby of the competition gym.
Garrett Gourley and Kaityn Biere pause for a photo during the Prom Walk Saturday afternoon.
Chris Pergande, in orange tux and hat, replicated a look that originated in the movie “Dumb and Dumber.”
moved to a different venue. While proms in recent years were held in the middle school commons and multipurpose room, the 2013 event moved to the high school. The dance will be held in the main lobby outside of the new competition gym.
Also new this year was a prom walk. Parents, grandparents and community members had an opportunity to see the students in their gowns and tuxedos during the prom walk prior to the dance in the Prem Sahai Auditorium. Camera flashes from parents and friends simulated the paparazzi as couples and groups of students crossed the stage in all their finery.
The annual spring dance doesn't just happen. The event takes nearly
a whole year to plan. Matt Allers, prom sponsor, said the students began fundraising for the prom last fall. Planning began over the winter.
"We got together and brainstormed themes and ideas, then came up with
designs," he said. "The past month, the kids have been coming in twice a week to build things and get materials ready."