Friends, Festivities & The Final Days Of Senior Year

Friends, Festivities & The Final Days Of Senior Year

College students and their parents reflect on their memories of Senior Prom.
Whitney Hill, center with friends, Emily Sunshine, left, and Allie Sunshine at Plano West Senior High Prom, 2014.

Whitney Hill, center with friends, Emily Sunshine, left, and Allie Sunshine at Plano West Senior High Prom, 2014.

“Prom made me realize that I was starting a new chapter in life and that I was leaving childhood behind.  Everyone always dreams of prom as the end of high school as that mark of finally finishing it.  I am so glad I was able to have that last high school memory with my best friends.”

– Whitney Hill, a graduate of Plano West and currently a Freshman at The University of Kentucky

“It never occurred to me just how bittersweet my daughter’s prom would be.   It was the end of an era — no more Valentine Day Dances, no more Homecoming Dances, and no more Prom.  As I watched my daughter with her date and her best friends, I was amazed at the poise, grace and dignity that they had all acquired through the years.  I was more than just a little sad that those years had passed so very quickly.  Time moves forward at such a rapid pace that you cannot afford to blink for even for a minute or you will definitely miss something.”

– Tracey Hill, Whitney’s mom

 

Adam Greenspan, far right, pictured with friends at Prom 2013

Adam Greenspan, far right, pictured with friends at Prom 2013

“While prom is never the perfect, magical night that it may seem like in the movies, for my friends and I, it was a wonderful experience and way to celebrate our years of friendship. The end of senior year is full of college acceptances and moments that are focused on the next step, but prom was focused on how my friends and I had grown so close and gave us a great moment that was about where we were and where we had been.”

-Adam Greenspan, a graduate of Pearce High School and now a sophomore at Tufts in Boston

 

Colin

Colin White, second from left, with friends from JPII Prom, 2014.

“Prom reminded me of the lyrics, ‘Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till its gone.’   Prom is a right of passage. You never know when you are going to see these friends again. We made it one to remember.”

– Colin White, a graduate of JPII and currently a Freshman at Ithaca College, New York

“It was a wonderful privilege to watch these fine young men bond and grow during high school.  Way to soon they are scattered across the country … How I miss seeing them on the JPIIHS stage and in my kitchen!”

– Tricia White, Colin’s mom

 

Zach Lochabay and Jessica Bershad at Plano West Prom 2014.

Zach Lochabay and Jessica Bershad at Plano West Prom 2014.

“Prom was the end of a long journey and the start of a new one. It was a sense of finality in high school. It was the one night we had been looking forward to for four years. It was so much more than just a dance to us. Truly an unforgettable night!”

– Zach Lochabay, graduate of Plano West and now a freshman at Baylor

“It was a special night for me to share with Zach and our close friends, and a great conclusion to four years of hared work in school.”

Jessica Bershad, a graduate of Plano West and now a freshman at The University of Texas at Austin

Prom was part of that Senior Year whirlwind that included college trips, year-end banquets, graduation parties, and graduation.  Each of these events signaled the end of one chapter in life and the beginning of the next chapter.  Having twins meant that we were always busy, and we got to know so many of their friends over the course of twelve years.  I miss the non-stop action, but I am so excited about the new friendships and memories they are making in college.”

– Don Lochabay, dad to twins, Zach, now at Baylor and Alex, now at The University of Oklahoma

 

 

Pre-Prom Dinner 

Some local restaurants offer special prom packages perfect to accommodate a large group, but be sure to make your reservations soon. Here are a few we found: 

Bonnie Ruth
(up to 35 guests)
Watters Creek
916 Garden Park Dr.
Allen, TX
214.383.6777
(Ask for Bonnie)

Picasso’s
(Up to 80 guests in the private room)
18161 N. Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX
972.248.0011
(Ask for Ramiro)

Kenny’s Grill
(Up to 14 guests)
5000 Belt Line Road
Dallas, TX
972.392.9663

 

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