Hudson High School's 2016 Prom is one to remember
The enchantment may not really last forever, but Hudson High School's 2016 Junior Prom certainly was one for the memory books.
Surreia Bennett was crowned prom queen, making it a magical night for the girl who was diagnosed with autism at an early age and overcame so much on her way to high school.
FOX 9 News was there to shoot video of Surreia's special moment and tell her story in a later news broadcast.
She was voted queen by her junior classmates.
The king was crowned in absentia.
Marc Ives was on a trip to Chicago late Saturday afternoon when the prom grand march and coronation took place in the high school auditorium.
Holding a photo of Ives in front of his face, stand-in Jake Danielson placed the crown over the photo when it was presented by 2015 prom king Jack Maki.
The theme of the prom was “Endless Enchantment.”
The rest of it went more to form.
About half of the 630 students who attended, dressed in evening gowns and suits, elected to participate in the grand march. They walked across the auditorium stage and stopped to pose as their names were announced.
Some added a performance.
Dylan Anderson and Kristian Bell did backflips from a standing start. Connor Olson lifted Victoria Leoni over his head, where she stood on his raised hands. Others danced, reeled in a partner or kissed.
Following the grand march, the prom-goers rode school buses to Stillwater, where they went on a four-hour riverboat cruise that included dinner and dancing.
See the April 21 print edition of the Star-Observer for two pages of photos of the grand march and coronation.