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Upperclassmen dance “A Night at the Races” away

David Shutts
A group of juniors pose at prom.

And they’re off! 

The 2024 prom, themed “The Kinkaid Downs: A Night at the Races,” was a major success among juniors and seniors. 

When entering the dance in derby attire, the students were greeted by a white pony and a jockey.

“I loved the horse,” senior Nico Gomez said. 

Girls were decked out in full length colorful and floral dresses to match the aesthetic of the theme, while boys were content in their pastel sedersucker suits. Outfits also included different hats that were reminiscent of those traditionally worn at the popular Kentucky Derby. 

The dance included face paint, photobooths and a large dance floor with a DJ. 

The adrenaline was pumping as the upperclassmen jumped and danced to their heart’s content. Meanwhile, others took to playing poker, enjoying the photo booth or getting face paint. 

“Getting a rainbow butterfly face painted on my cheek was so cute and a really fun part of prom,” Emerson Heath [11] said.

Hayle George [11] said that the photo booth was a special way to capture memories from her first prom.

While the photo booth was a hit, so was taking pictures with upper school AP United States history teacher, Mr. Ted Curry. “Taking pictures with my students was a blast,” said Mr.Curry. 

Another exciting part of prom was seeing your peers and outside of school kids. For example, Bennett Bowman brought her partner Strake student, Hudson Gill, to the dance. 

“I had so much fun with Hudson and am so glad Kinkaid gives us the opportunity to bring outside of school dates,”says Bowman.  

As the dance came to a close the raffle winners were selected. Junior Gus Griggs was among the winners.

“I won a mini fridge and it was awesome,” Griggs said. 

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