A Picturesque Prom Night



Gables seniors and juniors attended prom night at the JW Marriot on Saturday, April 23, commemorating the return of the beloved high school tradition.

After an extended hiatus, prom night returned to Coral Gables Senior High for the first time in two years. On Saturday, April 23, Gables juniors and seniors attended prom at the J.W. Marriott Miami in Brickell with the event lasting from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Cavaliers shined in their formal attire throughout the venue to commemorate the return of a beloved school event. Some students went all out, arriving in limousines to truly make the most out of the highly anticipated event.

Looking back on prom is a milestone of adulthood, so many Gables students took advantage of the photo stations at the event where they could capture the memories of them looking their sharpest.

Senior Ethan Kaddour Moore was crowned Prom King by the end of the eventful night. (CavsTV)

Students were also treated to a wide array of food, including chicken, fish, macaroni and salads. The food fueled students as they danced like there was no tomorrow.

The hottest attraction of the event was the ballroom floor, where students gathered to sing and dance, having left their worries at the door with Mr. Gonzalez. The disc jockey kept the students energized as they exhibited their skills in the dance circle and strutted in the conga line to make the most out of the last senior event of the year.

“The best part of the night was definitely dancing with all my friends. Everyone was having a good time dancing together and I couldn’t see anything but smiles across people’s faces,” senior Sofia Alcaide said.

At around 10 p.m., students gathered in the middle of the dance floor as they awaited the crowning of Prom King and Queen. As Mr. Ullivarri took the stage, whispers flooded the crowd in anticipation, waiting for the announcement.

Senior Jana Faour was crowned Queen for the night. (CavsTV)

Soon enough, the wait was over and Mr. Ullivari announced senior Ethan Kaddour-Moore as Prom King and senior Jana Faour as Prom Queen.

“I was extremely surprised when they announced my name, my eyes were wide. I’m very appreciative for everyone who voted for me. I’m glad I got to spend prom with all my friends and it was the best night,” senior Ethan Kaddour-Moore said.

Cavsconnect writers Abigail Colodner and Nicholas Calindro attended prom night to provide an inside scoop on the event. (Abigail Colodner)

The Prom King and Queen stood in front of their friends and smiled at the applauding crowd. Shortly after, students took breaks from dancing to enjoy the food and drinks that were served.

Photo opportunities were available throughout the entire night with photographers from Foxmar, photo booths and a 360 Spinner Video camera. Students were able to wait in line to take pictures with their friends or favorite teachers.

At the end of the night, as the decorations were being picked up, the decorations and flowers that remained were offered to the students. Juniors and seniors gave the flowers to their prom dates, and final pictures were taken.

Prom ended bittersweetly as one of the last momentous events for seniors before graduation. However, the graduating Cavaliers made the best out of this once-in-a-lifetime event.