Prom royalty candidates

The PHS Prom king and queen candidates are: queen--(front, from left) Lauren Van Tress, Lexi Arch and Kinsey Tiemann; king--Peyton Abbott, Ragar McKinney and Cole Sheputis.

Prom night of April 27 will be one of glitz and glam at Palmyra High School as students dance the night away under the theme of “A Black Tie Affair.” 

Prom preparations are in full swing at the high school as students are setting up decorations, buying their tickets and finalizing last minute outfit details.

The small gym of the high school will be transformed into a beautiful ballroom covered in gold and black materials, and it will be dripping with crystal accents such as multiple hanging chandeliers. 

The deejay for the event will be Brant Erickson with the Mobile Entertainer out of Quincy, Ill. 

There will also be a custom photo booth complete with props that include funny signs, glasses, hats and other fun items that will allow students an entertaining break from dancing. 

All photo strips are free of charge, and students are looking forward to creating lasting memories.

“Our students have worked all year to raise funds to be able to put on an amazing night that will be a highlight of this year for our seniors and all who attend prom.” said Jen Bryan, prom sponsor. “This junior class is extremely motivated to create an amazing prom that everyone will enjoy.” 

Promenade will begin promptly at 7:15 p.m. in the high school’s big gym. The lights will be turned off at that time so that couples can be illuminated by a spotlight as they are announced. 

Spectators are urged to be in their seats before that time to avoid any potential falls. 

The prom king and queen crowning will begin right after promenade concludes or about at 7:45 p.m. The dance will begin afterward and continue until 11 p.m..

Vying for queen are Alexis Arch, Kinsey Tiemann and Lauren Van Tress. The king candidates are Peyton Abbott, Ragar McKinney and Cole Sheputis.

See more in this week's Palmyra Spectator.