Blackhawks spend a night under the ‘big top’

Organized by La Quinta High School’s junior class, the 2018 prom was held at the Renaissance Esmeralda on May 18. The night under the big top was well represented with carnival games, acrobats, and stilt-walking costumed characters.

Attendees were greeted by Principal Dr. Wilson and Assistant Principal Mr. Schneider. Students were led to a hallway where they could have their photos taken by professional photographers or where they could munch on French fries as well as various desserts.

From there, students could play carnival games, lounge around on the patio, or show off their best moves on the dance floor. About an hour into prom, the DJ encouraged dancers to go to the patio to watch the fireworks show.

Students then returned to the dance floor to continue dancing the night away. Soon thereafter, the royal court was announced: Viviana Zavala ‘18 and Marco Arambula ‘18 were crowned prom queen and king, respectively. Miranda Kelly ‘19 and Isaac Nicholson ‘19 were honored with the respective titles of prom princess and prince.

“I really enjoyed [prom] and all the details put into it by ASB; they did an amazing job. I also loved looking at how beautiful every girl looked in their dress!” exclaimed Zavala. “I’ll remember every moment of my friends and I dancing while our feet were suffering from our heels, but I’m so happy I spent my first prom with them and winning prom [court] with one of my closest friends since freshman year.”