Coronado students set annual ‘Prom for Seniors’ March 16

       People ages 60 and over are invited to a “Prom for Seniors” Saturday, March 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Hughes Hall at the Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St.
       Sponsored by Coronado High student government, the free event will feature live music by the New Century Big Band.
       The students have created flyers for the dance and are distributing them to assisted living centers, according to Student President Dylan Roche. In addition, at the prom itself, “our whole student cabinet will be there, along with other students.”
       The annual event, now in its 11th year, serves as a form of outreach for the high school. “It's good to build that relationship with the community,” Roche said. “It gives the seniors a good time and gives students community service.”
       The prom (which has previously gone by the names of “Senior Citizens Dance” or “Ball”) has typically been held in the evening in past years. This year's afternoon time frame, which takes into account weather uncertainties, was based on a sense that it will be “easier for seniors to come out earlier,” Roche said.
       A time-honored aspect of the event is student government members learning the waltz, mambo and other traditional dance steps beforehand. Roche said that Jordan Kadzikowski, of Coronado's Class of 2012, a dance enthusiast who gave pointers to her classmates before last year's event, will return to do so again.

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