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E-Board hosts annual Pantherilla

Chad Mendez

Alexis Perno, Staff Writer

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Students attended prom at the Double Tree Hilton on Saturday, April 14 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Seniors Maren Scharf and Adrian Mendoza were crowned Prom Queen and King, respectively.

“Overall everything was great,” Scharf said. “Getting prom queen was kind of funny. I didn’t even know I wanted it until I had it and even then I was just kind of laughing. It’s strange being in a room with all these beautiful, amazing girls then they decide that my little nugget self gets to be all fancy and wear a crown.”

Mendoza expressed his gratitude over winning the title of Prom King.

“I definitely didn’t expect to win, so when I heard my name get called I was very confused,” Mendoza said. “It definitely makes me happy though to know people like me and voted for me. My favorite moment was anytime I hung out with my friends. They’re the reason I had fun, so without them, there wouldn’t be a ‘special moment’ from the entire night.”

Prom Princess went to junior Lexi Ashby.

“I thought it was really fun,” Ashby said. “I liked the atmosphere and I thought the decorations were really cool. I wasn’t expecting [to win] at all so I thought it was really cool that my peers voted for me. I liked when the dance circle formed and everyone started having dance battles.”

Junior John Woodward was named Prom Prince.

“I didn’t think I was going to win because all of the other guys nominated were real stand-up guys,” Woodward said. “They were all really friendly to me, and I know some of them beforehand. I won, and the only thing I can remember thinking about was ‘don’t look like an idiot, smile and wave’.”

In total, 462 students attended the 2018 Pantherilla, which had a luau theme.

“My overall experience was that, though it was off to a slow start, once it picked up it was a great night with good music,” junior Jessica Satfield said. “My favorite moment was actually in the beginning when I got to catch up with old friends I haven’t seen in a while. Also, forcing friends to come on the dance floor while teaching them to dance to Hispanic music was fun.”

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E-Board hosts annual Pantherilla