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Satanta Prom Transports Students to the "Secret Garden"

By Lizahi Quinonez-Salas

The Satanta High School junior class worked hard to make Prom possible. Over the last three years, they have done fundraisers, worked concession stands and served meals, and sold everything from t-shirts to cheese. All that hard work paid off this spring as the class gathered to assemble the 2019 Satanta Junior-Senior Prom.


The preparations for the event started Thursday, March 28 and continued through late Friday night. The junior class and their sponsors, Mrs. Janis Grover and Mr. Jeff Locke, used this time to set up and decorate the cafeteria for this event. Grover was asked before the decorating began if she was ready for prom. “Is anyone ever really ready for prom? Seriously, though, we have a lot of work to get done this week, but I am confident that we will have it pulled together with time to spare,” Grover said. 


Grover’s prediction proved correct. The juniors’ chosen theme, “The Secret Garden,” was well presented at the formal event that was held on Saturday, March 30 at Satanta High School where students started showing up to take pictures, taken by the Chieftain yearbook staff, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Later, at 6:30 p.m., the promenade began, and then students enjoyed dinner, catered by John Ross, in the company of their dates as well as their teachers and administrators. In spite of some technical details, Senior Wills and Prophecies were presented before the students took the traditional Satanta cruise. 


The students and their dates returned to school by 9:00 p.m. They were breathalyzed (without incident) before three hours of dancing. Those in attendance returned to the school at 12:30 a.m. for After Prom, which consisted of many games including laser tag, ping pong, and inflatables. After Prom ended at 5:00 a.m., concluding with a raffle with the larger prizes going to seniors. The prizes included smart TVs, microwaves, laptops, mini-fridges, and many more items that will be very useful for seniors after high school. This marked the first of several events that will lead to graduation on May 12.