Junior prom a success at the Decathlon club

April 23, 2010 — by Olivia Chock and Pia Mishra

This year’s junior prom was held on April 3 at the Decathlon club in Santa Clara. The bids were cheaper this year than last year’s at $130 per couple.

This year’s theme was “You Belong with Me,” after the popular pop country song by Taylor Swift. The reasonable bid prices drew in juniors as well as a number of sophomores. No official attendance figures were available.

Sophomore Will Edman was grateful for the chance to attend a prom as an underclassman.

“I thought it was a special privilege for me to go to prom. It’s really cool to think that I might be able to go to three proms in high school and that I get to experience the night three times,” said Edman.

Few attendees complained about the three-course meal provided by the Decathlon club. According to junior Grace Kim, the meal was the highlight of the night. Meals included the choice of steak, chicken, or vegetable pasta.

“We wanted to make sure there was a variety of food that would be appealing to all tastes,” said class representative Chris Chung. “We also wanted to make sure the food was light enough so that no one would feel sick on the dance floor.”

The food was catered from the Decathlon club as was the dessert table which included a chocolate fountain, cheesecake and fruit tarts.

Following the dinner, many of the couples moved to the dance floor where DJ Fergie Ferg played music for the rest of the night.

“The dance floor was a little cramped, but it was okay. The DJ was pretty good, but he had a lot of mixes. Some were really good and some were okay,” said junior David Mandell.

“Usually, prom is always really overrated because it’s so expensive to get a tux and buy tickets for you and your dates, but it was a lot of fun,” said Mandell. “My date was from a different school, and she was a lot of fun because she was so relaxed. There was no drama or anything, and everyone was really friendly to each other.”

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