The end of high school years is usually marked by two things; graduation and prom. Graduation is where the fourth years receive their diplomas which certify that they have completed their high school education. But before that is an event where the seniors can get to socialize with the juniors before leaving their beloved alma mater. That event is the junior-senior promenade (“prom” for short), and this year Pasig City Science High School’s prom got brighter and brighter as the earth lurched away from the sun.
This year, the student body of PCSHS has decided to make the Great Gatsby the theme for their junior-senior prom. So with that theme comes one word-vintage. Dresses and coats were all flaunting a touch of nostalgia. Some even sported the clothes straight from The Great Gatsby itself. The venue was decorated with black, gold, and anything that sparkles, with bouquets of flowers to balance the overall atmosphere.
We were serenaded by selected students while dinner time was ongoing. There were lots of performers from both the juniors and the seniors. Some sang for their special someone. Some sang to entertain. Some even played guitars while performing!
After dinner was done, what you may call the “main event” of every prom started-dancing. Loving couples danced sweetly to the tune of classic hits and slow songs while date-less people like me and my friends and barkadas busted our funky dance moves once the “party-party” songs started playing.
Of course, coming from Pasig, the “selfie capital of the world”, we couldn’t help ourselves even if it was a formal event and selfie-ed away!
After non-stop dancing, the present student government passed the key of responsibility to the upcoming student government. After that, the prom royalties were chosen. Christian Jonel Arnau won the title of Prom King and Melody Reyes won the title of Prom Queen. Together they danced with the Prom Prince and Princess and started a series of dances for couples and loveteams. At exactly midnight, the time for the bright lights of our prom to darken finally arrived.
The event was a huge success. There were no problems, everyone seemed to enjoy the event, and the program ran smoothly. Lovers expressed how they love each other through dancing, friends enjoyed each other’s company, and the juniors and seniors got to socialize with each other. I could say that this is one of the memories of my final year in Pasig City Science High School that I wiill treasure wherever destiny takes me next.
Contributed by John Arjude C. Gerona of judegerona.blogspot.com