Performing Arts Prom
By Marisela Flores
Friday January 31st was the “Performing Arts Prom” open to all performing arts students from all four high schools. This dance took place yet again in the Centennial Commons from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. .
Plenty of students from all four schools were present, the majority being from Centennial. The night was full of students laughing and dancing, there were free cookies and chips as well as their choice of lemonade, water, or ginger ale.
A few teachers from all schools were present taking care of the dance, one teacher from East, Mr. Lonsberrry, was one of those present and was the most interactive with the students.
To decide who wins royalty, all the students who were voted in had to have a lip sync battle.
Two students from each school were selected; from Centennial, Zachary Chavez and Taeya Jones-Martinez were voted. Chavez performed “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys while Martinez performed “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo.
All students performed with much enthusiasm and a few even dedicated their song to others. Chavez was one of the few to bring someone out with him, he pulled Centennial student, Isabella Rodriguez, out to dance.
In the end, Chavez and South student, Mariah, won royalty for the night. They won the title as well as a crown of glow sticks. The rest of the night was full of fun and even a conga line took place while “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion played. It was a Titanic conga line with Mr. Lonsberry acting as the glacier.
This year marked the second year that this dance took place and Aubrey Krengel, band director of Centennial High School, said “Us teachers discussed that this should definitely be something that happens every year. Everyone, including the teachers, seemed to have fun. It was the most I’ve laughed in a long time!”