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Sturgis High School prom theme ‘Enchanted Garden’ draws large crowd

April 24, 2018

STURGIS — The Sturgis Brown High School prom theme was ‘Enchanted Garden’ and the gym was decorated as a lush and elegant garden, lighted trees, gazebo, and a brick walkway. Anna Hale, Junior Class president and Madison Johnson, vice president, led the grand march.

“This year we had approximately 260 students attend the grand march and dance,” Pam Vinson, Junior Class adviser, said.

“We want to provide a safe and entertaining evening for our prom kids,” Cassandra West, Post Prom coordinator, said. “Statistically speaking prom night is one of the most dangerous nights for kids to be out on the road.” The goal is to keep the students at the school and entertain them, provide food, games and great prizes. Chris Jones, a comedian and hypnotist, that has been featured on America’s Got Talent, provided the entertainment. The National Guard donated inflatables, and the food was provided by parents and local businesses.

Following the Junior Class officers, the student body representatives were next in line for the grand march, Chelsea Powles, president; Alexa Delbridge, secretary; Katie Shaw, treasurer; and Reegin Kehn, reporter. Senior class officers, Kenzie Krcil, president; Jacob West, vice president; Emma Mack, secretary; and Reegin Kehn, treasurer, followed the student body officers.

“The prizes are the main draw and helps keep the kids at the post prom event until 3 a.m.,” Shonda Jolley, prize committee coordinator, said. Rushmore Mountain Sports bike store and Xtreme Dakota bicycles donated bikes worth nearly $500 for the top prizes of the evening. The senior package this year will set up the student going to college with a refrigerator, microwave, Keurig coffee maker, and towels.

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