Hartsburg-Emden Prom "Perfect"
despite gray skies and threatening weather
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[May 01, 2017]
2017 Hartsburg-Emden Prom activities officially kicked off Saturday
afternoon in the school’s gymnasium as gray skies and threatening
weather loomed outside. However, nothing can dampen the spirits of
gorgeous high school students on Prom Day.
The Grand March began at 4:30 p.m. in the history-filled gym under
the theme “Enchanted Forest.” Couples made their way from the stage
to the center spotlight for photo opportunities while a selection of
songs played in the background. Among those songs were “Seven Years”
by Lukas Graham and “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac. A new Ed Sheeran
song was also featured.
The Hartem Prom Court Royalty for 2017:
Queen - Alexus Buckles
King - Brady Wolpert
Princess - Talia Andrade
Prince - Joe Garcia
Following the Grand March the prom goers hung around the gym a while
for pictures with family and friends who had braved the severe
weather and ventured out to see them all dressed to the nines. Just
before exiting the gym there may have been a brief power outage as
the lights kept flickering off and on, but just like they say in
show business, the show must go on. Off to the prom they go.
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The prom was held at the Community House in Emden. A dinner featuring steak and
chicken was served at 6:30 p.m. followed by dancing until 10:30 p.m.
A Post-prom was held at the Emden Grade School from 12:00 a.m. until 3:00 a.m.
The students enjoyed snacks, games and prizes at Post-prom. A hypnotist also put
on a great show for the kids there, according to Kassie Eskew’s mom, Kim.
Despite the rainy weather, the day could be summed up in that new Ed Sheeran
song from his latest CD, Divide. The song coincidentally was played at the Grand
March and it is “Perfect.” The lyrics to the song are beautiful and inspiring,
just like those amazing young adults who attended the 2017 Hartsburg-Emden Prom.