The students of Franklin High School celebrated the Class of 2018 Prom at the Westin Princeton on Friday.
Family and friends gathered around the Forrestal Village to watch the Class of 2018 arrive in glamorous gowns and tuxedos, some riding in fancy sports cars or stretch limousines. The rain held off long enough for students to snap stunning group photos before the Westin's signature fountain, along with some pre-prom selfies.
The evening officially began as students entered the main ballroom alongside their darling dates and closest friends. Assisted by FHS administrators, security guards, and faculty members, the students found their seats around candlelit tables. However, it wasn’t long before they made their way to the dance floor.
Beneath the DJ’s colorful lights, students crowded together to show off their finest prom looks and best dance moves. With their hands in the air, students belted out the lyrics to their favorite songs - never forgetting to capture the moment on Snapchat, of course.
They danced the night away, only stopping to enjoy a delicious dinner buffet, and later, the ice cream sundae bar.
Before the night came to a close, the dance floor was cleared for the long-awaited announcement of Franklin High School’s 2018 prom royalty. Amidst the cheers of their classmates, Brandon Asare was crowned Prom King and Jazzibel Muñoz was crowned Prom Queen. The two were adorned with sparkling crowns and sashes before their classmates joined them on the dance floor for a slow dance.
“Winning Prom Queen feels amazing. It’s what I’ve wanted for as long as I can remember,” Muñoz said. “But the crown isn’t just for me, I want it to be for everyone at Franklin. We won, you know?”
The sense of unity expressed by Muñoz was evident to every attendee. The ballroom was filled with a series of friendly embraces, a constant chorus of laughter and an overwhelming celebration of each others’ high school accomplishments and post-graduation plans.
“The Class of 2018 prom was fabulous, and very well organized” FHS principal Frank Chmiel said. “The students had a blast, and it was so enjoyable to watch them have a blast. We are very proud of them.”
The staff of TAPinto Franklin Township congratulates the FHS students and faculty on a wonderful event, and wishes all students a safe weekend.