First Posted: 5/17/2009
JONESVILLE As the students at the Surry Early College High School grow, so do their number of firsts. On May 9, the junior class had its first prom.
Held at the Holiday Inn in Jonesville, the theme was Heres to the Night. It featured black, gold and white Paris-themed decorations, complete with a lit-up Eiffel Tower.
Though unprecedented, the dance went well. Food, including shrimp and a lemonade-filled punch fountain, was provided by the Parent Teacher Organization, which did the majority of the events planning.
Though only a few students were eligible to attend due to there being no senior class, there was a good turnout.
(The event was) absolutely one of the best proms Ive ever attended. Everybody was there from the beginning to the end and had a good time, said Laura Horton, school counselor.
Students and teachers alike deemed the event a success.
Jonathan Amos, civics and economics and U.S. history teacher, said, It was great to see the Legacy Class all dressed up and looking awesome. I didnt even recognize some students. Everybody was smiling and laughing; it was a good way to take pressure off before EOC time.
The Legacy Class is the name chosen by the first class at the school. The students are juniors this year and will graduate from the school in two years.
End-of-course tests were probably the last thing on the students minds as they danced the night away, especially for the newly-crowned king and queen for the prom, Evan Culler and Savannah Sprinkle. They considered being chosen by their peers an honor and were all smiles as everybody congratulated them.
Overall, ECHSs passing of another milestone was memorable. Tanner King, student, put it simply, saying, To be our first prom, it was an epic success.
Samantha McCormick is a junior at Surry Early College High School of Design.