I will preface this by saying I am a lousy photographer when its kind of dark. I finally found the flash but it didn't work as well as I'd hoped. I got some great photos and some lousy photos. I did not get any of the cafeteria because the lights were extremely low and I couldn't get any that turned out. The prom had higher prices for those coming in casual than those who came dressed up. Many of the girls came in casual but changed in the girls bathroom. Many of the boys didn't know how to tie their ties, so I had the honor of tieing 10 ties.
The above is the area across from the office designated for photographs. It actually covers the door to the gym so no one can go in there. To the left is a hall with the bathrooms and to the right is the cafeteria complete with food table, DJ, and dance space. Today, the juniors will have to tear it down.
The boys in this picture are all in grades 6 to 8. Notice three of them have ties and two have suit jackets. This is a huge event because its the only time any one has the chance to dress formally. They didn't do much except wander around but they looked so mature.
Some of them have grown 4 to 5 inches over the year. The young man in the shirt was one of those who shot up. I believe he is moving up to the high school next year.
The group to the right are the senior boys with their basket ball coach. some of the young men are not graduating with their class but most are. They look so mature compared to when they were freshmen.
I taught math to each and every one of them. The young man in the hat only wears the hat on special occasions. He is also the one who gets a long clip tie so he doesn't have to figure out how to tie it.
I don't know how many of them are going to college or into the military. I know some will never leave the village.
They buy dresses and shoes from Amazon. Have friends or family members fix their hair and just come out to have fun.
This group are all related, sisters or cousins. They love having pictures taken because they don't get much of a chance.
I hope you enjoy this glimpse at an Alaskan Village Prom.