Prom season is here

Michaela and Courtney Cox pose in front of Sandy's Classic Fashions, 142 N. Main St., Graham. / Photo by Mackenzie Loughran, Times-News correspondent

By Hannah Kiker
Times-News correspondent
teens20@thetimesnews.com

   Full of dresses, tuxedos, and corsages: prom season is here. All across Alamance County, schools and co-ops are gearing up for the annual event.
Western Alamance High School’s prom was Saturday night at Vailtree Event Center, 1567 Bakatsias Lane, Graham. ACCHE (Alamance County Christian Home Educators) is planning a Once Upon a Time theme for its prom, while BCA (Burlington Christian Academy) is getting ready for a “New York, New York” night.
Other public school proms include:
Alamance-Burlington Middle College, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. April 25, 2015, Graham Civic Center, 503 McGee St., Graham
Cummings High School, 8 p.m. to midnight April 25, 2015, Occasions restaurant, 286 E. Front St., Burlington
   Graham High School, 8 p.m. to midnight April 25, 2015, Vailtree Event Center, 1567 Bakatsias Lane, Graham
Eastern Alamance High School, 8 p.m. to midnight May 2, 2015, Mebane Arts & Community Center, 633 Corregidor St., Mebane
Williams High School, 9 p.m. to midnight May 16, 2015, Vailtree Event Center, 1567 Bakatsias Lane, Graham
With thoughts of college and future careers looming in the air, the evening brings a fun reprieve to students studying hard.
“(Prom) is the one night a year where you can dress up and just have fun,” said Michaela Cox, a home-schooled senior.
Another senior, Hannah Nolan, a student at River Mill Academy, believes prom is a defining moment in the high school experience.
“It is really something you can remember,” Nolan said. She is looking forward to eating out with friends, taking pictures, and going with her date to River Mill’s Arabian Nights-themed prom. Homeschool co-ops are also excited about the significant evening.
Michaela Cox talked about her anticipation. Eager to do something out of the everyday routine, her favorite part about the night is “having so many home-schoolers coming together in one place.” She and her sister, Courtney Cox, a sophomore, plan to go to prom with a group of other high school students. Courtney said that prom is all about “forming memories with friends.” The party creates a stress-free atmosphere for students, and serves as a great ending to the high school career for seniors.
Of course, every girl has to find the right dress. Courtney and Michaela, ready for the formal affair, are happy to dress up for the night.

 Hannah Kiker is a junior home-schooler and a Teens & Twenties writer.

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