Planning is well underway for Huntington High School’s first ever junior banquet, which is set for Friday, May 29 in Louis D. Giani Gymnasium.
The event is an outgrowth of a decision jointly arrived at by students and school officials to create a new experience, separate and distinct from the traditional junior-senior prom. Since juniors typically attended the combined prom in large numbers, many of them would lose interest in participating in the affair as seniors.
“We really want to promote this new event to get as many students to attend as possible since this is the first time we are separating the proms,” said Amelia Saggese, who is the junior class co-faculty advisor along with colleague Jordan Schessler.
Huntington Class of 2021 President Isaiah James and Vice President Taylor Case are integrally involved in planning the junior banquet along with their fellow class officers, classmates and the two faculty advisors
The semi-formal event will run from 7-10 pm. The affair’s “enchanted forest” theme will include a “whimsical, magical décor.” The banquet will be open only to juniors. Tickets priced at $40 will go on sale in late April. “The gym will be completely transformed into an elegant event space,” Ms. Saggese said. “It won’t even be recognizable.”
The catered banquet will feature the following menu items:
Appetizers: Crudite’ platter, chicken nuggets, pigs in a blanket, sweet and sour meatballs, mac and cheese wedges, Caesar salad and dinner rolls
Main courses: Penne ala vodka, eggplant parmesan, chicken francaise, sliced London broil teriyaki
Desserts: Sheet cake, assorted cookies
Drinks: Lemonade, iced tea, soda, water
There will be a DJ/MC, spacious dance floor area, professional photographer and photo booth. “We will have several prizes raffled off throughout the night,” Ms. Sagesse said. “Students will be entered automatically just by attending the banquet. Be there to celebrate the first annual Huntington High School junior banquet. It is going to be a night you won’t want to miss.”