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The West Central Junior/Senior Prom began at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2006 with seventy-four couples participating in the Promenade held at the West Central school gymnasium.
The evening continued at 6:00 p.m. at the Comfort Suites Hotel in Burlington, Iowa, with the junior welcome and the senior response.
The king and queen were announced at the coronation at 10:00 p.m.
This year's king was Ross Bigger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Bigger. Ross has been involved in football, baseball, farming, hunting and motorcross.
The queen was Jessica England. Jessica is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael England. She has been active in football and basketball, cheerleading, ASA softball, class officer, FFA, AFS play, Spanish Club, Math team, ICTM, and NHS.
The evening concluded with an after prom party at the high school.
The successful event was planned and conducted by the parents.
Other candidates for king and queen were:
Hillary Brooks daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Brooks. She has been involved in softball, Spanish Club, class officer, and ASA softball;
Tyler Billingsley the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Billingsley. He has been active in basketball and baseball;
Andy Chockley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Chockley. He has been involved in football, basketball and baseball;
Jourdan Evans is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Evans. She has been involved in youth coalition, pom squad, NHS, Spanish Club, class president and drama club;
Cody Lane is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lane. He has been active in student council and football;
Halee Simmons is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Simmons.
She has been active in NHS, student council, FFA, basketball and football cheerleading.
The 2005 royalty were:
Lyndsay Griepentrog, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Griepentrog. She has been involved in softball, AFS play, ICTM, NHS and is a crazy Cubs fan;
Blake Fox is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rod Fox. He has been involved in football, FFA, play, and is a member of Monmouth Police Explorers;
Jessica Smith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Pirtle. She has been involved in softball, Math team, and Spanish Club;
Zach Link is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Moore. He has been involved in baseball and FFA.
2006 West Central Prom
King Ross Bigger and Queen Jessica England.
Seventy-four couples participated in the promenade held at West Central's high school gymnasium Saturday afternoon where family and friends gathered to view the transformation from blue jeans to formal wear. Senior Ciara Robinson is being escorted down the aisle as her twin sister, Symone waits in the doorway for her introduction. Soft classical music was played in the background as couples walked through a lighted star and down a runway of lights in the darkened hall for their viewing. Parents were able to snap pictures as they reached each side before being seated in chairs lined around the far end of the gym.