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West Orange High School Senior Prom Marks Milestone for Community

Credits: Sheila Parisi
Pre Prom. Credits: Pete Ficuciello
Group shot! Credits: Gary Lynch
Pre-prom pics. Credits: Erika Bakirtzis
At the Bethwood. Credits: Pete Ficuciello
Our Tap team reporter Clarissa Ford (purple) and friends. Credits: Clarissa Ford
The Fearsome Foursome: David Siegel Chris Wold Stephen Morancie and Tyler Lynch. Credits: Laura Wold
Tyler Lynch and date. Credits: Gary Lynch
Stephen and Allan Morancie and dates. Credits: Diane Allen
Jonathan Novoa and date. Credits: Isabel Novoa
Jordan Velez and Dylan Pennell. Credits: Don Pennell
Tommy Johnson and prom date Jasmine. Credits: Crystal Jerralds
Beth Norwitz with parents Elise and Gavin. Credits: Elise Norwitz
Tap team reporter Chris Hanley and Alex Buchanan. Credits: Chris Hanley
Chris Hanley and Aaron Flores. Credits: Chris Hanley
Handsome! Credits: Nicole Harper
Gorgeous! Credits: Pete Ficuciello
Hassiem Williams and date. Credits: Peggy Reed
Kosi and Chineza Anuamadi. Credits: Kosi Anuamadi
Taylor Rowland and Quintin Cruz. Credits: Kimberly Rowland
Maria Yacinthe & Deyontae Brissett. Credits: Kim Kearney

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Another milestone in the lives of soon-to-be graduates at West Orange High School took place on Saturday at the Birchwood Manor in Whippany as hundreds of 12th-graders gathered for their Senior Prom.

(Editor's note):

It's hard to be objective when, as an editor, you have known many of these young men and women since they were kindergartners. We've watched them over the years as they have developed into scholars, athletes, musicians, and community activists.

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This summer, many of them will head off to college away from home, enter the military, and embark upon new adventures and challenges. We parents, along with coaches, teachers, and administrators, grow misty-eyed as a new chapter begins, and all of West Orange should be proud of who these young people have become. They are sure to impact our world in a positive way.

The response to our request for photos was incredible, and since a a picture is worth a thousand words, take a look at where some of your tax dollars have gone as you view some prom pics from the West Orange High School Class of 2014.

 

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