Beauties, beasts partied until the last rose petal fell

By Caitlin Ham

“It was such an honor to be crowned prom queen, and it’s definitely something I will remember for the rest of my life.” –Senior Maisy Kurucz

Ball gowns, tuxedos, flowers, slow dancing…all of this was in full swing at this year’s prom, themed Beauty and the Beast. Prom was held on April 14th at Crown Center located in downtown Kansas City. Student favorites included the photo booth where students could take pictures with their date or friends featuring frames and costumes and the chocolate fountains with countless dipping options.

Prom queen senior Maisy Kurucz noted that she had a great time at prom time and believes it’s a special night surrounded with her friends that she’ll remember forever.

“I had such a good night with my friends hanging out and sharing a really special night together. It was such an honor to be crowned prom queen, and it’s definitely something I will remember for the rest of my life,” Kurucz said.

Senior Oaklee Hauschild, voted prom king, also believes prom will be one of his favorite memories to carry on after high school.

“It was such a cool night to spend with my friends dancing and hanging out. Being crowned king was such a huge honor that I was never expecting to receive. It was cool to be crowned king with all of my friends there with me,” Hauschild said.

Junior Lindsey Ziefle attended prom with a group of friends. She enjoyed both the photo booth and chocolate fountains and the camaraderie they shared.

“I would definitely recommend going to prom with your friends. We had such good time dancing and eating our marshmallows at the chocolate fountain. The photo booth was a great way to have a memory from the night. I wasn’t a huge fan of the DJ so hopefully next years will be better,” Ziefle said.

There were 699 prom tickets sold, making it the highest attended prom in Blue Springs history. The 700th ticket was saved by the office staff and put in the prom scrapbook as a piece of memorabilia from the night.