A Night To Remember
After weeks of preparation, T.C. seniors and their dates finally attended prom and enjoyed their “night to remember.”
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A Night To Remember
Statistically, more teens die in alcohol-related car crashes during prom and graduation season than at any other time of the year. This Saturday, T.C. students will celebrate senior prom at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Crystal City from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Area police are reminding everyone to be safe.
This morning I picked Carla up from her house and we drove down to Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy to attend an assembly honoring staff members who were retiring. It was such a nice assembly and the whole school really showed these staff members how much they loved them. I took pictures of the event so I got to stand up in front of the stage.
My day started one hour earlier than usual today! I arrived at Carla’s house at 8:00 a.m. to go to the Nannie J. Lee Recreation Center with her and Rebecca. Carla is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Lifestyles Leadership Team and they got together to discuss ways to get Alexandrians more in shape.
James and I met Carla at her house this morning. We did some quick research on statistics about drunk driving and prom season throughout the years for the “Prom Safety” section of my prom article.
After The Prom
Most groups at prom will probably stay for only an hour or two. It’s after the formal dance at the Marriott in Crystal City that will leave parents nervous, keep the police watchful and make the evening memorable for students.
This morning I met Carla and Rebecca at the usual meeting spot and we all had some coffee. We put up my daily Senior Experience post and started working on another section of my prom article. This particular section focused on where groups are taking pictures and dining for prom, so we looked at a few different restaurant menus online. I showed Rebecca and Carla where my group was going for dinner, and got to check out the menu a little. Carla told me that Regan wants to take photographs of my group before prom. I’m really excited about that, and I think the rest of my group will be too!
Pictures and Dinner
Now that dates, dresses, transportation, flowers, hair and make-up are selected, prom-goers can focus on pictures and dinner.
I had a pretty busy day today. After arriving at Carla’s house, she and I worked on my grading policy article, which was the first hard news story that I had written for the site. We finally finished it and checked it for errors. I was really proud of all the research that I had done and all the facts that I had put together!
In addition to dresses and dates, hair dos are another crucial part of planning for prom. Many girls this year are thinking about wearing their hair in an updo and will make appointments at one of Alexandria’s salons. Anne Welsh Salon is charging $75 and up; Sugar House Day Spa and Salon, $40 to $75; TC International Salon, $55-$65, with extra charges for long hair, and Hair Cuttery, $35 and up, for updos. Most girls who plan to have their hair done at popular salons in Alexandria made their appointments well in advance.