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Prom prep

Friday, March 9, 2012

New Madrid County Central High School students in agricultural education teacher Jim Russell's class work on a giant genie's lamp, which will be used as a prop for the prom set for April 21. This year's theme is "Arabian Nights: Time in a Bottle." Pictured from left are Avery Graham, Adam Cooksey and Cody Jones working on the lamp which will emit a puff of smoke from its spout when complete.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
Creating that special high school prom night is year-long process


SIKESTON -- As local prom organizers can attest to, it takes months of planning and hours of hard work to make prom a night to remember for their high schoolers.

"It's all about the kids and getting to see them all dressed up and looking gorgeous," said Janey Kennett, junior class prom sponsor for New Madrid County Central High School. "Everybody seems to shine that night."

Between agricultural education teacher Jim Russell and students building props to Katherine Stanley in the school's print shop which prints the tickets and programs for the occasion to the students and parents who help with the, fund-raising, decision-making and decorating, it takes the whole school to put on a prom, Kennett said.

"We could not do it without everyone's help," said Kennett, who has overseen NMCC's prom for the last 10 years.

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