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Academy’s Glamorous Met Gala Prom

Students gather in the museum. (Ethan K.)

The 2023 prom was a smashing success due to the hard work of the junior prom committee led by Ms. Stout. The committee secured the highly sought-after Veterans Memorial and Museum venue in early August for its picturesque rooftop with a sunset view and convenient downtown location. Open to the public from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. under normal operating hours, the committee convinced the museum to close two hours early, allowing them enough time to set up decorations and refreshments. 

In the spirit of the Met Gala, the night where fashion designers show off their latest innovative and bold creations modeled by A-list celebrities, Academy had our own contest dubbed “Trashin’ Fashion” with advisories dressing up one person with household items ranging from trash bags to pipe cleaners. After fifteen minutes spent decorating a model, upper schoolers cheered on their teachers and classmates as they strut across the quad and hit their best poses. The winning advisories of Ms. Stout, Ms. Tursich, Mr. Luzniak, and Mr. Thompson along with the best attitude winner Mr. Compton received extra tickets to submit to the raffle held on the night of prom.

As excitement for the evening was building, students submitted their promposals to the @caprom.2023 Instagram account up until the day of the dance. Most notably, students lined the upper school hallways to watch Charlie T. ask Megan K. with a Mariachi band after school on Thursday, April 20. Students joined them outside to dance along to the traditional Mexican music at the end of the school day. 

The Met Gala prom was held from 8:00-11:00 pm in downtown Columbus. The museum was decorated with red carpets, artwork, candles, and flashing lights around the dance floor. Most students flocked to the dance floor, but there were other activities like a photo booth, card games, snacks, and raffles for options that everyone could enjoy.

The 2023 prom was a noteworthy event for all who attended, but it was especially memorable for the departing seniors, as it was the last dance of their high school careers.  


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