R-H holds prom after two years

Published 6:27 pm Thursday, May 5, 2022

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After two years Randolph-Henry High School (R-H) hosted its Prom and After Prom Party, the first since the 2020 pandemic, on Saturday, April 30.

This year’s theme, the Golden Gala, immersed students in a glamorous evening reminiscent of The Great Gatsby. The Central Middle School cafeteria was adorned with several golden chandeliers, black and gold table decorations, feathers, pearls and palms.

R-H sold a record number of prom tickets this year with approximately 250 guests in attendance.

“We received numerous donations from area churches, businesses, individuals and organizations, which enabled us to offer many exciting attractions this year.” said R-H principal Erin Davis. “Students were treated to sumo wrestling, a photo booth, casino card games, a wrecking ball inflatable, face painting/coloring, an obstacle course, corn hole, a caricature artist and more.”

According to Davis staff members raffled off $1,500 in prizes throughout the night including a laptop, a Nintendo Switch, a mini refrigerator, a printer and other items. Some students also walked away with cash after participating in a money-grab booth.

While the R-H After-Prom party is supposed to be a fun time for students, the purpose is to provide students with a safe, alcohol free place.

“As drugs and alcohol continue to take the lives of students across the nation, we are happy to report that 136 students made the decision to stay on campus and participate in the Randolph-Henry After-Prom Party this year.” Davis said. “We consider our efforts a success when we know that none of our students suffered injuries or fatalities on prom night. Randolph-Henry’s After-Prom committee hopes that attendance will continue to increase each year and that our students will always “arrive alive” after prom.”