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A "Prom"ise to Remember

By Kaitlyn Bell

At New Hyde Park Memorial High School, another eventful year has come to an end. For the seniors, it may be regarded as one of the most normal years they have experienced. The class of 2022 was able to regain some of the events and activities that existed before COVID, bringing exciting and fulfilling memories to the year. One of the most anticipated events of the year was Senior Prom. It was hosted on June 15 at Bridgeview Yacht Club, where many felt the weather was perfect for their special day.

Many of the seniors took photos, some of which they posted and shared on social media. The ocean view outside of the event room, as well as other areas around the yacht club, were frequently used as spots to take photos that captured the night.

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Clockwise from top left: Seniors Jacey Cho and Aleina Sabu pose in front of the picturesque landscape the yacht club provides; Lauren DiGregorio and James Marzano grin for the camera right before entering the venue; Alyssa Munoz's dress and accessories glimmer as they catch light; Dominic Fulgieri and Vanessa DiNardo embrace as they prepare to enjoy a night of dancing and fun.

The venue’s view permitted seniors to overlook a picturesque waterfront, highlighting the beauty of the night. Many were excited to dress up and believed the view they had perfectly tied the night together.

“I actually got to see and be a part of the selection of the venue for prom, and I think the view of the dock and outdoor areas truly helped in making it the perfect choice for this year’s senior prom,” senior Briana Dunn said. “In terms of the prom itself, it was great to see so much of the class since I feel like I haven’t seen so many of them in so long. Everyone looked so happy, and the atmosphere was so lively, making the night absolutely wonderful.”

The night included a selection of food and music with a dance floor. For many seniors, the most memorable part of the night was dancing with their friends. For many, the night was bittersweet, as it was one of the last times that they were able to spend together in moving on to the next chapter of their lives.

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Bridget Farrell and Ryan McNeely indulge in the food provided at the venue; Emma Ouyang, Hannah Kim, Miranda Lin, Hongshuai Kang, Christopher Liu, Laurence Lai, Yanhao Chen, Ingrid Chu, Merve Avcu and Mustafa Cankaya prepare to gain their energy for a night to remember.

This event was one to remember for many seniors, especially since most spent their junior year online. Prom was the final kickoff of the year and brought back years of memories at NHP.

“Prom was absolutely amazing! I got to spend it with all my friends. The venue was gorgeous, and everything was just incredible. It was one of the best nights! I will always remember that night,” senior Alexa Rago said.

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Clockwise from top left: Seniors dance during the last senior event before graduation; Classmates mingle on the dance floor with their friends; Angela Yin socializes during cocktail hour; Seniors Alicia Koshy, Daniel Kim and Berlyn Stanley enjoy themselves during the event.

“It was really lively and fun. I really enjoyed seeing everyone’s dresses, and I was really happy to spend prom as a last memory with my class,” senior Angelina Ng said.

“There was just enough energy and more for that indescribable prom night. It was perfect. I had too much fun that day,” senior Asha Joggish said.

“Prom was really fun, I loved being able to dance, laugh and spend time with my fellow classmates for the last time. The food was mid, but I really enjoyed seeing everyone dressed up. I really enjoyed the balcony view overlooking the water as well. At night, the venue looked gorgeous, and it was nice to see all the lights light up,” senior Ethan Pineda said.

“Prom was like one from the movies. Dancing and hanging out with everyone in my grade for the last time was really bittersweet. The most memorable thing that happened was the huge mosh on the dance floor. Everyone was just having a good time, and it made the night truly unforgettable,” senior Amanda Joa said.

“Prom was amazing and seeing everyone dress up for one night was truly an unforgettable experience,” senior Michaela Cooney said.


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