Passaic Valley Hosts Prom of the Century

Senior Class Advisors Mrs. Kurtishi & Mrs. Thornton
Senior Prom King & Queen 2018
Mrs. Kurtishi, Mrs. Robeson, Mrs. Monzo & Mrs. Thornton

Prom 2018 was definitely a night to remember. This year it was held at the brand new Legacy Castle in Pompton Plains on June 8. Everyone had a great time as a DJ provided live music, the venue served great food, and a photo booth captured memorable moments amongst friends. Furthermore, the weather was very accommodating as it was sunny and warm.

"Senior Prom was awesome and I had a great time," said Alex Davis '18. "I enjoyed everything about the night, including the food, atmosphere, and the place."

During cocktail hour, class advisors Mrs. Lindita Kurtishi and Mrs. Ennely Thornton projected a touching slideshow on the wall behind the main stage. Pictures from the childhoods of the soon-to-be-graduating class greeted each arrival.

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Inside the castle, the dance floor was jam-packed throughout the night. "My prom experience was exciting and unforgettable," said Stephanie Ortega '18. "The food selection was great and the DJ kept a good balance between classics and [current] hits."

The castle also had some great places to take pictures, as large French doors led to balconies overlooking the man-made lake. When the sun started to set, it reflected off the lake making the background look amazing.

"We were fortunate enough to be the only high school in New Jersey to have the prom in the spectacular Grand Legacy Ballroom at the breathtaking Legacy Castle," Mrs. Kurtishi and Mrs. Thornton said in a joint statement. "This years' prom was truly the Prom of the Century! With a custom-made glass stage in the ballroom, photo booth stations, incredible cocktail hour, extensive diner menu which included sushi, cheese steak stations and Viennese dessert room, this years' prom was fit for royalty. The evening was truly magical and unforgettable!"

Many students were excited for prom too because it is a day of celebration for all the hard work they have put into high school before graduation. Plenty of students throughout the grade organized various fundraisers to help raise money for the prom as well.

But it wasn't just the students who were treated to a very special night. Mrs. Carmela Monzo, one of the staff chaperones for the evening, attended her first prom that night and even received her own shout out and dance from the DJ.

"It was a great night for both students and faculty," said Mr. Joseph Benvenuti. "This really speaks volumes to the dedication and efforts of Mrs. Kurtishi and Mrs. Thornton."

The photographers for prom this year were Anders and Chris Krusberg. To view all the pictures they took at prom, go to

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