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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Skyline juniors host "night on the Nile'

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  • With Prom festivities occurring this evening, Skyline High School juniors and seniors are prepared for a "Night on the Nile."
    As hosts for Prom, the juniors have spent many months planning this big event. At the beginning of the year, the junior class divided up into various committees to ensure that all work would be completed on time.
    During football and basketball season, the junior class worked in the concession to raise the funds needed for Prom. All together, they put in around 450 hours worth of work. The juniors also spent yesterday decorating the multi-purpose room where the meal and dance will be held.
    "I was a little nervous about Prom because it was coming so fast and I was worried that all the decorating wouldn't get done," junior Sammy Hoeck said.
    The decorations feature Egyptian pyramids, pharaohs, numerous camels and hieroglyphics.
    "I like this year's Prom theme because it is different from most common themes like 'Masquerade,' 'Casino,' and 'Paris Nights," junior Taryn Lange said.
    However, more than just the Prom theme is different this year. Due to some conflicts, After-Prom will also be held at the school. This required the juniors to make some changes in their plans.
    As junior class sponsors, teachers Pat Brant and Marla Stark have played a vital role in making sure that everything falls into place. Brant has been busy making Egyptian costumes for the sophomore servers.
    The students have received a lot of help from other people as well. A group of parents are catering the meal. Shop teacher, Sebastian Huelskamp, has volunteered many hours to help build structures for the decorations.
    "As always, a project of this size takes a lot of work. It couldn't be done without commitment of the kids. They really had to step it up this year with only 13 of them attending Prom. Volunteers and parents have also been extremely helpful."
    Katelyn Kumberg is a senior at Skyline School.
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