2012 seniors dance ’til they meet again at Senior Ball

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Photo by Mehana Lee

Seniors Sasha Souza-Stant and Daylan Machado ham it up for the senior class at Senior Ball 2012: 'Til We Meet Again, January 14, at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.

By Mehana Lee, news writer

WAIKAPU – Tonight’s 2012 Senior Ball kicked off a vintage-themed night at the King Kamehameha Golf Course. From 5 to 10:30, the senior class and their guests enjoyed a fun night full of good food, music and dancing, January 14, 2012.

Senior ladies dressed in their gowns and gentlemen in their respective formal wear filed in with their dates and friends.  “‘Til we Meet Again” was the theme of the night’s activities.

The students sat and conversed anticipating the night’s schedule. After senior Makamae Palos prayed, attendees lined up to make their plates and eat.

The menu consisted of:

  • Organic Upcountry baby greens and homemade garlic croutons
  • Classic Ceasar salad and roasted garlic croutons
  • Garlic herb roasted prime rib with creamed horseradish and au jus
  • steamed rice
  • Roasted chicken with Hā’iku tomato coulis
  • Sauteed mahimahi with citrus beurre blanc
  • Sauteed Kula vegetables
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Fresh baked rolls
  • Premium assorted pies

When the guests finished their meals, masters of ceremonies Corey Tanaka and Melia Mattos entertained the guests and began the hall of fame award ceremony.

The tongue-in-cheek award winners were decided by senior class votes:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Text-a-lot: Jonah Aruda and Shiloh Haia
  • Mr. and Mrs. Facebook addicts: Noah Harders and Christen Chin
  • Everyday their Tumblin’: Corey Tanaka and Demi Carvalho
  • Mr. and Mrs. Chatterbox: Kūpono Cabanas and Kelley Kokubun
  • Future leaders: Makai Mann and Abby Okazaki
  • Most likely to sleep through an earthquake: Kamahoe Bal and Kahea Wojcieski
  • Most likely to be I.D.’d at 30: Dillon Tacdol and Jasmine Pagaduan
  • Most likely to be late for graduation: Maika Kaikaka and Auli’i Pokini
  • Life of the party: Travis Haas and Melia Mattos

After the crowning ceremony, the dance floor started to fill. The senior class of 2012 danced to songs provided by Next Level Productions.

“It was definitely a night to remember…anything with the class of 2012 is memorable,” senior Pi’ikea Karlen said.