Nikiski's Junior Prom an evening to remember

Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2004

Nikiski Middle-High School enjoyed a fabulous Junior Prom earlier this month. Promenade began in the auditorium of Nikiski High promptly at 5 p.m., followed by a spectacular dinner and dance within the beautiful Old Town Kenai Restaurant. The event ran smoothly, and everyone enjoyed the evening immensely.

A longtime Nikiski resident and head counseling secretary, Debbie Falk, was even quoted as saying "This year's prom has really set the bar high for the future of this event here at Nikiski."

The Junior Prom can be a demanding task to prepare for. Duties and preparations begin months ahead of time as the evening begins to take shape. Teamwork and dedication are required to make everything come together. Prom 2004 at Nikiski exemplified all that is needed for a successful school event.

As activities coordinator for Nikiski Middle-High School, I would like to send my deepest appreciation to several key players in this year's prom night. First and foremost, I would like to thank the staff and parents of our junior class for spending the time needed to make this evening so special for our students. School administrators John Owens and Sandy Miller, including the local PTSA, were paramount in this endeavor. In addition, teachers such as Sharon Thompson, Kent Sanders, Reid Kornstad, Ward Romans, Linda Ralston, Margie Warner and Ned Clooten all pitched in to do their parts with fabulous coordination.

The effort and energy put forth by our junior class parents was amazing. Motivated parents like Lisa and Brian Quesnel, Char Delago, Lisa and Mike Ping, and Liz Key worked extremely hard in all aspects of this evening. Even students come together and play an integral role. Junior class president Tiffany Quesnel and her entire student council staff spent countless hours preparing decorations and fine-tuning paperwork. Without the help of these fine students, Prom 2004 would have never made it off the ground.

A special thanks also goes out to the various community members who helped make this an evening to remember. Sandra and Kelly of the Old Town Kenai Restaurant, including all of their hard-working staff, helped create a most memorable experience for everyone. Dinner was fantastic and the atmosphere made for an exquisite dance environment. Countless community members also volunteered decorations, including the Inlet Faith Assembly of God, Shane and Karen Bowlin, and Margaret Dubber. With the support of these people, Nikiski was able to produce one of the most terrific proms in recent history.

Thanks to all who lent a helping hand!

Jake Doth

Activities coordinator

Nikiski Middle-High School

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