Sunday, May 22, 2011

Unalaska Prom and Graduation 2011!!!!

Ok, As everyone on the island knows, May is the craziest month of the year for all of us who actually live here. From City events, to open houses, to Clean Up Week, to Prom, to Graduation, to Memorial Day it does not seem like there are enough Hours in the day to get everything done, and that's with it starting to be light out until Midnight! So, Sorry for no blog updates, but I an the rest of the island have been busy! I'm going to be going backwards here so bare with me.....

First off, The All Night Senior Graduation Party was held this year at the Grand Aleutian. Surprisingly the secret was kept and they did not know what to expect till they got here.
And Neither will you. This is a Secret Party and No one but the attendees gets to know about it, lest it be spoiled by Sophomores or Freshmen knowing about it.
The Kids all Gathered in the Lobby awaiting their all night bash.
Ok, Maybe One little Hint..................And Congratulations to Gina and Nancy and the rest of the Senior Parents for pulling it off!!!
Same as last year the ceremony was held in the Big Gym at the High School.
There was so much going on and so much to talk about I think I am just going to be very short and sweet in my comments
Graduate Daisy
Graduate Cassidy
James and Cass
Noah (Valedictorian) and Kim (Salutatorian)
Alyshia and Zac
Ben and Tau
Eric and Meda
Timo and Liz
John and Jonah

John Conwell, Superintendent of Schools
Kim Balbarino
Noah Betzen

Noah's Proud Mum And Dad
Eric Do

Susan Lynch, who as a guest speaker still managed to work dog poo into the speech.....

Terri La Grand
Reid started the scholarships

Yudelaka, more scholarships
Aleutian Arts Council Scholarship
Unisea Scholarships with Michelle

Bethany with National Honors Society Scholarships

Phil-Am Scholarships
Ballhoo Lions Scholarships

More School Scholarships
Art Club Scholarships

Safeway Scholarships
The Mayor with City and Delta Western Scholarships

Terri With MORE Scholarships
Last year over $160,000 was handed out. This years totals are not in yet but might be greater.
Noah got the most though.
And in another tradation the Graduates Pass out flowers to those who mean the most to them.
Like Mums and Dads


And in Cass's Case even to pesky little Brothers!

ANd Of Course Mum And Dad.
So that was all Last night. What Was up the week before that? It was PROM!!!
Dylls and Natalie (Who also helped me with decorating)

Bethany was in Charge of the Prom Committee this year and Deserves special recgonization for all her hard work and Dedication! It was Fabulous!

It was an Under the Sea Theme and it turned out amazing!

But of Course it took a lot to get it there. We started the Day Before, me with a crazy plan to Make Balloon Seahorses at the entrance.
Well, From a distance they look like them, and I learned a lot for next year!

And the rest of the Hallway my helpers and I did looks great!

With the Lights all on

The Late Night Light helps out with keeping us going decorating until late. Here is 7pm
Of Course when you start with a bare gym there is a lot of work to do!

My Little Helpers!!! Actually they were all Fabulous, Smart Amazing and Beautiful young women!

Pizza Break! (Notice on the Table, I brought a 36 pack of Mountain Dew to keep the kids Energized!)
8Pm it was actually lighter

Yup, we were blowing and tying up balloons for hours.

With only Brief stops to try on Crowns and Tiarras

9pm a hint of sunshine came through

And Even at 11 there is still a hint of Blue in the sky.
Congratulations to all the Graduates, Prom Attendees and Scholarship winners!
Have a great Day everyone!


mamawas said...

May sure is busy in Unalaska Brian. Wonder what the graduation dog poo reference was??? (no senior prank I hope).

The prom at the .
The shipwreck snack/food area was my favorite picture of the event. My years of prom supervision duties are such a pleasure, all the kids are on such great behavior and in such pensive moods because of how dressed up they are.
Thanks for sharing May with us

Margrita said...

What a busy May it has been. I love the "Under the Sea," theme that was a great idea. Everything looked so awesome the hallway was incredible what a great job you and your helpers did. The graduation pictures were nice it is so nice to see scholarships given out to help young people as they further their education. Enjoy the beautiful weather and all the extra light have a great wee.

Kimi said...

Loved the prom decorations. Looks like everyone pitched in to help make the kids night wonderful! The graduates should be proud of themselves for graduating and earning all those scholarships. Don't forget to slow down once May is over and rest.