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Seniors Ava Tummino and Chris Blundell join junior Bryce Oliphant (center) for a picture on prom night.
On May 21, Stratford’s Class of 2022 ended the year with a festive prom night held at the Rice Crystal Ballroom downtown. Although the room was a little hot, the band played on, and fun was had by all who attended the event.
As part of the team making 2022 prom night a success was the Class of 2023 Prom Leadership Committee. It is an annual tradition for leaders from Stratford’s junior class to work the senior prom, and this year was no exception. Working coat check and registration, members of the junior committee wished the Class of 2022 farewell at the 2022 class’s final party before graduation.
This year’s Class of 2023 Prom Leadership Committee began meeting this spring to start planning their own prom. The group’s first task was to secure a venue for the big event. School staff member Tracey Reap was quick to share how “some of Houston’s most coveted locations can get booked more than a year in advance, so timing is important.”
Team members first compiled a list of possible venues based upon individual suggestions and research. The committee then meticulously whittled their options down to three—The Museum of Natural Science, The Downtown Aquarium, and Minute Maid Stadium. On May 31, Ms. Reap and two committee leaders, including myself, visited the final list of locations, and a decision was made.
It was fun to visit each place on the list and to see what they had to offer. In the end, however, the decision was easy for us to make due to potential scheduling conflicts at one location and the superior layout of one of the remaining places over the other. A formal announcement of the venue is coming. Until then, Class of 2023, enjoy your summer break.