Calvary Christian School of Bellefontaine shone the spotlight on their seniors at the Night of Stars prom Saturday. Though the school has enjoyed prom events in the past, this one took things up a notch, complete with a Hollywood-inspired theme, a DJ, an after party, and even an after-after party.
Junior class students planned and organized the evening, managing to keep the costs low through barters and donations. They chose a new event venue — Reflections on State Route 47 just outside of Bellefontaine — and traded a day of cleaning plus professional photos by Susie Jarvis with The Photo Booth for use of the space. The meal — an Italian feast — was donated and prepared by Dee Dee and Dale Kret, the aunt and uncle of CCS junior Hannah Marlow.
But they also had their share of challenges. After waiting a month for their Hollywood banner, they finally canceled the online order and contacted Urbana business W Productions Signs & Graphics. The company made signs they could put together, creating a fun backdrop. Most of the decorations were ordered or provided by parents of the students. In the end, it all came together.
According to Lucy Jarvis, CCS junior and one of the lead event organizers, it was “definitely a success.” She added, “We had so much fun, and everyone enjoyed it.”
Instead of a court, the juniors presented Senior Superlative Oscars. Each 2022 graduate received an award for things like Most Likely to Crash a Car in an Empty Parking Lot and Most Likely to Make a Hit Song.
“I’m thankful for the hard work our junior class put in to make this a special event for our high school students,” Ryan Hyde, CCS principal, said. “It’s awesome to see the kids go above and beyond to create a fun celebration that’s also God-honoring.”