The rain stayed away long enough for Vineland High School students to celebrate one of the most anticipated events of the school year on Thursday, the annual senior prom. The red carpet-themed prom, a traditional rite of passage for all high school students, was held at The Grove at Centerton.
The evening kicked off with the usual parade of limousines, decked-out vehicles, and classic cars as the students arrived in style to the venue. Parents were able to stand in designated areas for a quick photo-op before the students made their way down the velvet rope-lined red carpet to check-in and begin the celebration with their classmates. The night featured energetic music, delicious food, dancing, and the traditional crowning of a king and queen. In addition to the formally taken photographs, students had the opportunity to pose with their friends in a photo booth or take selfies in several specially set-up areas. Around 450 students attended the event.
School officials agreed the evening was a safe and pleasant one for those who attended. Security was ever-present but unobtrusive, allowing the students to enjoy the event while ensuring a safe environment. There were also numerous faculty and school administrators on hand to monitor the evening's activities.
Near the end of the night, the dance floor was finally cleared to make room for the crowning of the prom king and queen. The prom court was selected earlier this week after senior class voting. The winners, announced amid resounding applause under the brightly-lit tents, were Rohit Dutta and Leylanie Gomez.
First runners-up were Braylon Blakely and Kiana Rivera. Second runners-up were Julio Gomez and Ni’Jayla Winchester. Third runners-up were Daeshawn Winchester and Marielys Cortes. Rounding out the top contestants were Jalen West and Nilah Rivera as fourth runners-up and Gina Schwegal as fifth runner-up.
The prom king and queen with their court: https://bit.ly/3zfXduM
A full gallery of photos from the night: https://bit.ly/3x2Qodv
Highlights of the evening were recorded by VPS Broadcasting and will be available soon on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/VLDSchoolsTV/videos