Huntington High School Sparkles at Prom
Huntington High School juniors and seniors sparkled as they partied the night away at this year’s prom at the Watermill Caterers in Smithtown. A crowd of 281 turned out to dine, dance, laugh and socialize with one another before heading off in opposite directions as the evening drew to a close.
The prom was thrown by Huntington’s Class of 2017 and its faculty advisors, Lauren Brunoni and Kenneth Donovan. Most of the tickets were sold in the last weeks prior to the event as prom-goers finalized their plans.
Dressed in snazzy business suits and tuxedos and gorgeous dresses and gowns that ranged from ultra-hip to traditionally elegant, the teenagers spent a majority of their time on the dance floor or huddled up with their date or friends.
“I thought it was a great night,” Ms. Brunoni said. “We are very pleased with how everything turned out.”
Earlier in the night, many students attended pre-prom parties during which they posed for photo after photo. Transportation from Huntington to the Watermill Caterers varied, with some of the teenagers driving themselves while others rode on a large chartered bus.
The outdoor “appetizer” hour consisted of various beverages, hot and cold serving stations and butler passed hot hors d’oeuvres. The dinner menu included a choice of six different entrees. There were delectable dessert stations, too, from ice cream to even popcorn and cotton candy.
Seniors Vincent Fredericks and Annie Trousdell were crowned prom king and queen, respectively. Juniors Charles Ehrman and Allyson Arleo were named the prince and princess of the prom, respectively. The Royal Court also included seniors Jesus Bruno, Mitchel Rudish, Scott Venturino, Melissa Ingle, Jaclyn Schultz and Cara Sorrentino and juniors Brian Donnelly, Jose Veliz, Steven Yeh, Brenda Garcia, Noelle Harvey and Kiera Striano.
Some faculty and staff members even got into the act on the dance floor with appearances by Ron Wilson and Steve Muller, among others. The teenagers enjoyed the music and DJ and kept the dance floor crowded for most of the evening.
“It was a very nice evening and well planned,” said Principal Brenden Cusack, who was on hand along with his assistants Gamal Smith and Joe DiTroia.
Post-prom plans varied, but most of the teenagers stayed close to home after being literally worn out by the day’s events.