“A Night of Royal Elegance” was a fitting theme for Lynnville-Sully’s 2016 prom held Saturday, Apr. 9. Despite Mother Nature delivering chilly temperatures and gusty winds, L-S juniors, seniors, and their dates enjoyed a full day of prom preparation, hundreds of photo opportunities, and a fun evening to remember. Community members also shared prom excitement, watching groups of prom attendees take pictures at scenic locations around the area, cruise around town in various modes of transportation, and gather at the school to watch prom attendees arrive in style and walk in.
Months of planning and hard work transformed the high school gym into an elegant atmosphere of sparkle and shine by the L-S junior class; junior class sponsors Dwight Beyer, high school math teacher, and Tara Conover, K-12 art teacher; and assistance from junior parent committees. Prom attendees dined on a meal of smoked pork loin, cheesy hashbrowns, green beans with bacon, and brownie trifle dessert before a short program led by junior class officers. Seniors Kyle Van Dyke, son of Gerry and Jill Van Dyke, and Kasiah Ehresman, daughter of Shane and Tashia Ehresman, were crowned prom royalty.
Following the dance, 94 of the 101 students who attended or served at prom had hours of entertainment at the after-prom party that lasted until the early morning hours of Sunday morning. The party was held at the school and hosted by L-S senior parents.
Lynnville-Sully’s prom, “A Night of Royal Elegance” held Saturday, Apr. 9, drew over 100 juniors, seniors, their dates, and sophomore servers for a fun evening of glam, dancing, and fun. This year marked Dwight Beyer’s 40th year of helping prepare for prom. Beyer is a long-time high school math teacher and junior class sponsor who has prom organization and planning down to a science. For the last 14 years, Beyer has teamed up with fellow junior class sponsor Tara Conover, K-12 art teacher, and the two team together with juniors and their parents to make each prom a memorable evening for all in attendance, year after year. For the first time in his many years of prom service, Beyer, his wife Joyce, children, and grandchildren arrived in a school bus for a grand entrance marking his 40th year of helping with prom.
Following the meal prepared by junior parents, a program, and the dance featuring the DJ talents of Music Man DJ Service, students had a short time to change out of their formal wear into more comfortable clothes for the after-prom party held at the school and hosted by senior parents. Throughout the high school, various rooms were set up with entertaining games for attendees to play, including a casino, bingo, giant Twister, Minute-To-Win-It games, and glow-in-the-dark bowling. The high school gym, which served as the dance floor and eating area only hours before, now held games such as “Nine Square in the Air” and Ga-Ga Ball. Even the hallways were home to entertainment such as carpetball, bean bag toss, soda pop ring toss, and ping pong. A henna tattoo artist, massage therapists, and a caricature artist were all on hand as well to add to the after-prom party festivities.
All of the fun and games triggered hunger, but senior parents had that area covered – the Sully Lions Club served funnel cakes and strawberry smoothies; hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, wings, kettle corn and puppy chow were available in the food lounge area; and a coffee shop handed out delicious pastries and tasty coffee drinks.
In the middle school gym, a mechanical bull and jousting game provided a challenge and lots of laughter. One highlight of the night included hypnotist Jeff Jay Smith who, prior to his hypnotist show held in the last hour of the party, provided two hours of strolling magic while his wife manned a popular photo booth complete with numerous props.
After hours of dancing, followed by even more hours of lively entertainment, 2016 prom festivities wrapped up in the early morning hours of Sunday. Every person attending the party left with a T-shirt and prize, and a strong desire to get much-needed rest.
More prom pictures can be viewed here.