Audio slideshow: Prom '08 in photos, Pt. 1
Photos by Sindha Agha, Lauren Piester & Hiroko Ito
Photo captions by Anna Gooler
Production by Lizzy Warner
Music from GarageBand ("Jazzy Downtempo")
Published: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 7:16pm
Note: To see the second slideshow in this series, click here.
WITH ITS THEME of "The Royal Masquerade," this year's prom was held at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center in Urbana from 8:30 to 11:45 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Plenty of photographers were, including most of the prom goers themselves. In fact, we have so many photos that we decided to give you them in installments. So here is our first slideshow — enjoy!
In all, 119 students attended Prom '08, of whom about 40 percent came wearing masks in the spirit of the theme, according to junior class president Isaac Chambers. An iPod Touch drawing was held for those who wore a mask; junior Teddy Zamora-Mills was the lucky winner.
Royalty consisted of seniors Isaac Radnitzer and Eunice How, king and queen, and juniors Russell Prochaska and Sheri Grill, prince and princess.
This year's event was notable for several prom firsts. Thanks to Chambers, RSVPs were done online instead of through the mail, saving at least $150 in postage. In addition, two students catered prom — juniors Hannah Leskosky and Maddy Levin, who did so for their independent study on cookery.
There was no organized post-prom this year, but students managed to make do, and it was a busy, fun, and all-too-short night for Uni prom goers.