It was a ‘Magic Moment’ on Saturday, April 16 in the Mott/Regent gymnasium.
By COLE BENZ
The 2016 junior-senior prom, themed ‘This Magic Moment,’ started at 7:30 p.m. with the Grand March. Twenty-five couples, dressed in their best, walked through the elaborate staircase and pillar decorations in the middle of the gym floor as each one was announced.
Following each couples’ walk, the names of the junior class prom royalty were announced.
The girls nominated included Amber Patton, Eleanore Messmer, Sabrina Kuienzle, MaLynn Kautzman and Maddison Johnson.
The boys included Dylan Ambers, Cade Blickensderfer, Sean Hertz, Levy Keaton and Brady Wegh.
Crown bearers were Ashlyn Swinder, James Belile, and Zakariah Messmer.
Each crown bearer had an envelope containing the winner. Last year’s prom royalty, Amber Friedt and Reed Hintz, were in charge of opening and crowing the next king and queen.
Both Friedt and Hintz kept the suspension going when they hovered over each candidate with the crown, ultimately setting down the royal hardware on MaLynn Kautzman and Sean Hertz for the 2016 junior prom royalty.
Following the royalty crowning, friends and relatives were given 30 minutes of picture-taking time before they were asked to leave the gym so the students could begin their dance.
The couples listed in the program were:
Sabrina Kienzle and Benjamin Wood
Alyssa Myers and Cade Blickensderfer
Eleanore Messmer and Cade Blickensderfer
Amber Friedt and Hunter Crist
Haley Hill and Brady Wegh
Kaitlyn Duncan and Travis Anderson
MaLynn Kautzman and Josiah Billock
Amber Patton and Levi Keator
Jasmine Hauge and Dylan Ambers
Breanna Friedt and Sean Hertz
Alicia Billock and Brett Messmer
Madison Stewart and David Steinke
Megan Belile and Dalton Miller
Abbey Kautzman and Chance Roth
Alivia Johnson and Jordan Peterson
Erica Belzer and Dalton Schaefer
Hope Martin-Geerts and Brian Ericsson
Hannah Billock and Tyler Eggers
Andrea Klein and Jack Hofland
Kayden Gunwale and Austin Belile
Elina Jetton and Teddy Mayer
Samantha Condon and Caleb Southerland
Lexus Patton and Rory Hintz
Kathryn Herring and Michael Mayer
Sadie Ambers and Dane Kruger