McNick prepares for prom and after prom

On Saturday, April 26, McNicholas upperclassmen will have the opportunity to dress up for ’A Midnight in Paris’ and dress down for a circus-themed After Prom. Prom will take place at RSVP on Wards Corner Road in Loveland and dinner will begin at 7 p.m. Prom goers who wish to eat dinner at RSVP must be there by 7:30 p.m. The dancing begins at 8 p.m. and concludes by midnight. Scotty Whitehouse, who was the DJ for the 2014 Mardi Gras dance, will be the DJ for prom. The song of the night, chosen by the seniors, is “Young and Beautiful” by Lana del Ray and the colors are black and gold.

Tickets for prom cost $45 per person or $90 per couple and are on sale from Monday, April 14 through Thursday, April 17 in the cafeteria. Those eating dinner at RSVP must reserve a spot no later than April 17. Dinner will be carved steamship round of beef au Jus, chicken, pasta marinara, RSVP signature salad, fresh vegetable medley, garlic mashed potatoes, and dessert. If there are any concerns or food allergies, students need to contact Prom coordinator Barb Gillming.

After prom will take place at McNicholas from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. Tickets cost $20 per person and include a t-shirt that students can tie-dye. Reservations can be made starting April 14 in the cafeteria, but if reservations are made after April 17; the price goes up to $25.

The After Prom theme is “Rocket under the Big Top” and is organized by parent and Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) member Del Ehemann. Ehemann and other PTSA parents have organized many activities for students to enjoy, with the big attraction this year being a trapeze that students  located in Paradise. There will also be two mind reading shows at 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.  and a knife thrower will also make an appearance.  In the main lobby, there will be a slideshow with pictures of the seniors. “We will also have workshops where you can learn to walk the tight rope, juggle, and use the German wheel,” Ehemann said.

Starbucks and Moe’s Mexican Grill will be catering to curb students’ late night appetites. Other foods available will be popcorn, snow cones, cotton candy, and circus peanuts.

On top of all this, there will be chances to win numerous door prizes including an X-box, Riverbend tickets, Longchamp bags, an iPad, Kings Island tickets, and more.

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