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STUDENTS CELEBRATE AT PROM

Queen Andrea Green and King Devin Tidwell  walk down steps for the royal dance. (Bill Schlichting).
Queen Andrea Green and King Devin Tidwell walk down steps for the royal dance. (Bill Schlichting).

Donning her Azalea Princess tiara on the stage, Andrea Green was adorned with a second tiara when she was crowned Brookings-Harbor High School's prom queen Saturday night.

Reigning with her was Devin Tidwell, who was crowned king. Chris and Simmie Jones had the honor of placing the headpieces on the royalty.

Tidwell and Green then walked down the steps from the stage for the royal dance to the theme song "You're Everything." The king and queen slow-danced in front of the prom court who stood on stage while their peers watched from the dance floor.

The public watched the Grand March, a portion of the event where students who attended the festivities were introduced, from the balcony and viewed the crowning of royalty.

After a few bars of music, the court proceeded to the dance floor.

Members of the senior court were Joe Salcido and Nicole Brewer, Chad Johnson and Kodi Howard, and Kelly Garvin and Nik Whirry. Junior court members were James Berry and Amanda Rath, Maverick McCourt and Kristin Weichers, and Justin Allen and Tarah Dougherty.

Prior to the event, prom organizers were concerned that scheduling the prom the day before Easter may have affected ticket sales. Only 35 advanced tickets sold.

However, many students showed up and paid at the door, creating nearly full house.

Most of the students were in formal wear and many had their photo taken by Newcomb Photography of Grants Pass as soon as they arrived.

Students then entered the gym that was transformed into "The Grand Ballroom." The room was decorated by members of the junior class with the help of Hayley Farr, owner of Upper Crust Designs. Farr also set up the refreshment tables.

Students were able to visit, sitting in chairs around tables, or dance to music provided by deejays from Jazz-It-Up Production of Tigard. The production company not only filled the ballroom with music, but added lights and a big screen.

An hour after the prom began, friends and family entered and took seats in the balcony while students lined up in the halls preparing for the Grand March.

Students were introduced on the stage built by Mike Niehaus and Chris Jones.

Following the royal dance, students crowded into the gym foyer with families and friends for hugs and photos, bringing the main festivities to a close. The dance portion of the prom continued for another two hours.

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