Prom night at Franklin County

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Bobby Ellis
bobby.ellis@education.ky.gov

Spring is well underway, and with the season comes warm weather, horse racing and the staple of high schools around the country – prom. 

On May 12, students from Franklin County danced, struck silly poses in a photo booth, dipped marshmallows in a chocolate fountain and hugged each other under a gazebo covered in lights. 

“I really do feel like a princess,” said one student as she walked through the dressed up garden of the Kentucky Historical Society, where the prom was held. 

“We didn’t really know where this was going to happen,” said Terry Johnson, a teacher at Franklin County High School who helped organize the event. “But I had a friend here at the history center and we put this together and I think it turned out really well. We were going for a Keeneland type of feel and it worked out well.” 

Students and their guests were greeted by a red carpet and entered through a tunnel of balloons that lead to the dance floor. 

There were several “wows” uttered by students as they entered the dance area. 

The garden at the Kentucky Historical Society helped to set the theme for the night, “Waltz of the Willows.” 

Jaden Vass, left, and Alex Sword, seniors at Franklin County High School, walk through a tunnel of balloons as they enter the Franklin County Senior Prom at the Kentucky Historical Society. Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Jaden Vass, left, and Alex Sword, seniors at Franklin County High School, walk through a tunnel of balloons as they enter the Franklin County Senior Prom at the Kentucky Historical Society.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Tres Bowman, left, and Lexi Abbott dip strawberries and marshmallows in a chocolate fountain while in the gardens of the Kentucky Historical Society while attending the Franklin County Senior Prom. Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Tres Bowman, left, and Lexi Abbott dip strawberries and marshmallows in a chocolate fountain in the gardens of the Kentucky Historical Society while attending the Franklin County Senior Prom.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Sydney Oerther, left, and Drew Willis, seniors at Franklin County High School, pose with props inside the photo booth at the Franklin County High School Prom. Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Sydney Oerther, left, and Drew Willis, seniors at Franklin County High School, pose with props inside the photo booth at the Franklin County Senior Prom.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Alexis Stanton, a senior at Franklin County High School, checks her phone before getting on the dance floor. Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Alexis Stanton, a senior at Franklin County High School, checks her phone before getting on the dance floor.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Lexie Moore, a senior at Franklin County High School, twirls on the dance floor during the senior prom. Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Lexie Moore, a senior at Franklin County High School, twirls on the dance floor during the senior prom.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Students dance during the Franklin County Senior Prom at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort. Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Students dance during the Franklin County Senior Prom at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Jalin Benson, a junior at Franklin County High School, dances during the senior prom at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort. Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Jalin Benson, a junior at Franklin County High School, dances during the senior prom at the Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Tammra Means, right, and Jalin Benson print out photos from the photo booth at the Franklin County Senior Prom. Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Tammra Means, right, and Jalin Benson print out photos from the photo booth at the Franklin County Senior Prom.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Ian Gaoma Sandoval, left, a freshman at Franklin County, and Emily Mynhier, a senior at Franklin County, hug after taking a selfie under the gazebo at the Franklin County Senior Prom. Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018
Ian Gaoma Sandoval, left, a freshman at Franklin County, and Emily Mynhier, a senior at Franklin County, hug after taking a selfie under the gazebo at the Franklin County Senior Prom.
Photo by Bobby Ellis, May 12, 2018

 

1 COMMENT

  1. Thanks for the nice story and the awesome pictures.You always do such a wonderful job and your work is very complimentary and uplifting.Thank you for coming to our Prom.You are welcome there,and at FCHS, any time.Sincerely,Terry Johnson FCHS

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