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Abraham Clark H.S. Annual Prom Showcase Sets Backdrop for Wedding Proposal

ACHS Student Juan Gil gets down on one knee to propose to his long time sweetheart Jaime Araujo. Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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ACHS Student Juan Gil gets down on one knee to propose to his longtime sweetheart Jaime Araujo. Credits: Kathy Lloyd
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ROSELLE, NJ - A surprise that most did not see coming happened at the Abraham Clark H.S. annual “Prom Showcase” on Wednesday evening when a student got down on one knee to propose to his date.

Students again this year had a chance to walk the red carpet just like celebrities at the OSCARS with the crowd cheering them on. A special twist in this years event was the surprise proposal by Juan Gil to his longtime sweetheart Jaime Araujo . According to one person in the crowd, the two have been together since they attended Grace Wilday Middle School and If you are wondering, she said YES!

Highlights of the showcase including the proposal can be viewed below.

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The Roselle Chestnut Street Church turned their sanctuary into a salon for any young woman who needed makeup or styling for the event. Once all the paparazzi was finished with the photos, everyone was whisked off to the Royal Manor in Garfield for a night to remember.  

We have included photos of the students in our photo gallery. If you would like to add your own prom photos, please feel free to add them to our Facebook page under the prom story. 

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