Huntington High School students sparkled as they partied the night away at this year’s prom at the Watermill in Smithtown. A crowd of 269 turned out to dine, dance, laugh and socialize with one another before heading in different directions as the evening drew to a close.
The prom was staged by Huntington’s Class of 2019 and its faculty advisors, Danielle Raguzin and David Moriarty. Dressed in stylish business suits and tuxedos and beautiful dresses and gowns that ranged from super-hip to traditionally elegant, the teenagers spent most of their time on the dance floor or huddled up with their date or friends.
Earlier in the evening many students attended pre-prom parties during which they posed for countless photos. Transportation from Huntington to the Watermill varied, with some of the teenagers driving themselves or being driven in cars while others rode in limousines and even a nearly 50 year old gorgeous black Rolls-Royce.
The outdoor “appetizer” hour consisted of various beverages, butler passed hot hors d’oeuvres and an extensive array of hot and cold food items. Dinner included a garden salad and rolls along with a choice of chateaubriand, chicken parmesan with penne pasta, pork chop rustica, fried shrimp with French fries and coleslaw and homemade manicotti. There was an extensive ice cream with multiple toppings, strawberries dipped in running warm chocolate and even cotton candy for dessert.
Seniors David Fredericks and Brenda Viera-Pereira were crowned prom king and queen, respectively. Juniors John Paul Paci IV and Ashlyn Case were named the prince and princess of the prom, respectively.
The Royal Court also included seniors Sebastian Stamatatos, Luke Eidle, Luke Giordano, Lauren White, Christina Aureliano, Lindsay Saginaw, Emma Greenhill and Catie Ricciardelli and juniors Andy Ulloa, Dominick Stanley, Danny Arias, Daniel Thompson, Emma Grassi, Kerrie Joyce, Lea LaPonti, Arielle Harvey and Mia Breitbarth.
“The Watermill was a fantastic setting for this year’s prom,” said Huntington Principal Brenden Cusack, who attended the affair. “The DJ kept the crowd lively the whole time. Mr. Moriarty and Ms. Raguzin did a great job of planning with their class and the end result was a simply wonderful evening. All the kids looked great in their prom attire and, as always, they had a good time while respecting the guidelines that were set forth. I’m always so proud of our kids and prom night was yet another shining example of their classy character.”