For Rappahannock County High School’s Junior/Senior Prom April 18, a crew of dedicated volunteers turned the Washington School into a 1920s ballroom for an evening of glitz and glamour at a Gatsby-inspired “mansion.” Parent volunteers included Angela Wood, credited with keeping the ball (and ballroom) rolling through the week before; Janet Robey and Jackie Tedrick were cosponsors of the event for RCHS, after which most students attended an after-prom event at the high school sponsored by local businesses and organizations. “The fashion of the ’20s came alive with the ladies dressed to the nines in chiffon, beads and pearls and the gents led the way in their top hats and tails,” said one chaperone. “From the comments made throughout the night, the ‘Old Schoolhouse’ once again was brimming with hopeful, happy students dancing their way through the night.”
Prom night at Gatsby’s ballroom: Rappahannock County High School prom-goers, and enthusiasic ballroom-gown wearers, included (from left) Stephanie Baldwin, Nicole Butler, Heather Henry and Bethany Baldwin.
Andrew Kopjanski and Katie Baldwin were the Prom King and Queen and kept court regally throughout the evening.
Special night: Lifelong friends and Amissville residents Kayla Brown, a sophomore, and junior JR Eastham, who’s had Muscular Dystrophy since birth, get ready to head to Rappahannock County High School’s junior/senior prom last week. Parents and friends report it was a special evening for all.