First Junior-Senior Prom Boasts 100 Percent Attendance

By Emily Knepple, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Trinity Hall held its second prom but first-ever Junior-Senior Prom on May 11 at the Riverhouse at Rumson Country Club overlooking the Shrewsbury River. With 100 percent attendance from both the junior and senior classes, the dance proved to be a successful and unforgettable event for the seniors to help commemorate their years at Trinity Hall.

The Prom Planning Committee sought a larger venue than the previous year, The River Queen, in order to accommodate both classes of students and their dates.

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Juniors Isabelle G., Kathryn M., Colleen E., Cate T. and Nicole V. take a brief break on the dance floor at the Junior-Senior Prom at Rumson Country Club on May 11. Photo by Alyssa Morreale

“We called a few places and discussed options,” said Olivia DeNicola, a junior on the Prom Planning Committee. “The Parents Association [previously] hosted the Mother-Daughter Breakfast at the same building, so we knew…how pretty the place was.”

“The decor was beautiful and it represented the school well,” said French teacher, Anne-Sophie Delaunay-Lehman, one of the chaperones at the event. The Rumson Country Club provided all decorations, leaving little for the committee to worry about.  

The night consisted of an often-occupied dance floor, a photo booth and a meal of the student’s choice. With the final Advanced Placement exams administered and the seniors preparing for graduation, the event provided an exciting social escape from the usual stress that accompanies the end of the year. The juniors and seniors also enjoyed a day off from classes the following day.

Students had the option of bringing a date or coming alone, although the choice proved irrelevant since everyone seemed to be having fun. “Going alone was a lot of fun and there wasn’t any stress on who to ask,” junior Louise McCrone said. “Luckily, we go to a school where everyone is welcoming, so I didn’t feel awkward or left-out without a date.” 

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Students and their dates dance together at the Junior-Senior Prom at Rumson Country Club on May 11. Photo by Alyssa Morreale

The dates, many of whom hailed from neighboring schools such as Christian Brothers Academy and Rumson-Fair Haven, also enjoyed the night. “Despite the fact that I had school the next day, Trinity Hall made prom a night to remember. The location was big so there was enough room to dance and you never felt crowded,” said Lucas Capone, a junior from CBA, who attended the prom with junior Jacqueline Fletcher.

“It was a great final celebration before graduation,” senior Grace Modderman said. “It’s been hitting us that we are all going to part ways in a few months so it was a special, fun and festive night together.”

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