By Nicole Simon

St. Dom’s Regional High School

On Feb. 21, St. Dom’s High School students attended the annual semi-formal dance, appropriately called the “Semi,” at the Hilton Garden in Auburn. Shrubbery strategically placed around the room, an elaborate archway curving in front of the entrance and miniature scrolls awarded as entry tickets all subtly involved the Victorian theme, which was funded, planned and decorated by Student Senate.

Coronation for the queen and king candidates began at 7:30; Erica Dorso and Ian Pullen were elected queen and king for the evening. Jennie Yamartino and Jeremy Richardson were voted Lady and Gentleman in Waiting. All four winners will make appearances at next year’s Semi, passing down the official crowns and capes to their successors just as Tessa Gallick, Sean O’Shea, Sarah Gagnon and Ryan Goulet did this year.

The official dance began at 8 p.m. and was supposed to end at 11 p.m., but a sudden blizzard cut the evening short by half an hour. Since the notice was so abrupt, some students felt the night concluded on a sour note when the last dance wasn’t set to an anticipated slow song.

With an especially high attendance this year, Semi was a usual success and has already excited juniors and seniors for the prom in spring.

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