School Life - Prom

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

   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
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Special Populations’ Spring Prom set for April 28


    Burlington Recreation & Parks Department’s Special Populations Spring Prom, “Puttin’ On the Ritz,” will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 28, 2015, at the Fairchild Community Center, 827 S. Graham-Hopedale Road, Burlington.
The Burlington Junior Woman’s Club will provide concessions and Alamance Arts will provide decorations. The event is recommended for those with developmental disabilities 16 years old and up.
Photo packages also will be available by York’s Photography Studio for $10 and additional prints can be purchased at an additional charge. DJ Moon will provide music. Dances also are offered each Tuesday night at Thataways Youth Center for those with developmental disabilities. For more details, call (336) 222-5134.


Camouflage: Style sure to fit anyone

Commentary by Christian Hornaday
Times-News correspondent

Dave Herron, left, puts a necklace on his 17-year-old daughter, Mariah Herron, who is wearing a prom dress he made from winter white camouflage, at their home in Marshfield, Wis. / The Associated Press

   The style of teens today seems to have no basic margin. People just wear whatever. Yoga pants, leggings, skinny jeans, baggy jeans, running shorts, basketball shorts; there is just no specific line people seem to follow anymore. The same thing goes for camouflage.
Once upon a time, it was used for blending into the woods when one was hunting. In the present, camouflage can be found on purses, backpacks, scarves, shirts; pretty much one can just add “camouflage” as a color option for anything that can be purchased. Additionally, there are no longer limits pertaining to the social group camouflage is meant for. Now the people who fall into the category of “prep” can be seen sporting the forest look — with much time and thought behind how it looks, of course. So whether someone is young or old, chic or sloppy, be assured that there is a camouflage style that is sure to fit anyone.

Christian Hornaday is a junior at Southern Alamance High School and a Teens & Twenties writer.


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