Midlo royalty hits the dance floor

Prom 2022


Photo by: Nikki Abbas

Students strut down the dance floor as Mr. Johnson announces the Prom Court.

While Midlo students as a whole inch closer and closer to the end of the school year, upperclassmen took part in one last hoo-rah at prom.

Held at the Chesterfield Technical Center, students arrived on Saturday night dressed head-to-toe in flashy outfits. Many wore floor-length gowns that sparkled under the dance floor’s spotlights, while others wore clean-cut suits and ties.  

After check-in, students rushed into the Tech Center ballroom, where they were greeted with flashing lights, booming music, a photo booth and tables overflowing with snacks. The dance officially kicked off at 8 p.m. sharp with the D.J. spinning hot hits, causing students to immediately race to the dance floor upon arrival.

After a few hours of students dancing and mingling, Mr. Timothy Johnson signaled for the crowd to clear the dance floor as the 2022 Senior Prom Court would begin.

Courtney Coppage and Jackson McCarthy make their way down the dance floor as part of the official Prom Court. (Photo by: Patterson Summers)
Lauren Cassano and Sam Huff were voted Prom Queen and King. (Photo by: Patterson Summers)

After all of the Prom Court and their escorts were announced, Dr. Shawn Abel took the mic to announce the much anticipated Prom King and Queen. As the crowds grew quiet, Samuel Huff and Lauren Cassano heard their names announced as prom royalty. Students cheered as Huff and Cassano made their way to the dance floor with their dates and led the first slow dance of the night. The rest of the couples joined them for a memorable turn around the dance floor.

The night continued with more dancing, cheering, jumping and excitement.  Many students took advantage of the photo booth, put together by the SCA along with the cornucopia of chocolate chip cookies, brownies, charcuterie, and endless candy. Prom ended around 11 p.m. with a classic final singing of Sweet Caroline.  Afterward, students made their way to post-prom, which was held at the school.  There, students spent the night singing karaoke, playing laser tag and inflatable jousting while enjoying plenty of snacks. In the end, Prom 2022 proved to be a memorable Midlo event after nearly two years of no prom.

2022 Prom Court

Ashley Sowers Girls Volleyball

Nicole Quiram Latin Club, English Honor Society and Girls Outdoor Track

John Laser Boys Outdoor Track 

Emily Nugent Paws for a Cause

Molly Goecker  Yoga Club

Jack Scott – Boys Baseball

Emma KeisterYoung Adult Book Club

Madeline Dubois – Girls Outdoor Track

Samuel Huff – National Honor Society

Lauren Schmidt – Rho Kappa Honor Society

Armani Hinman Boys Indoor Track

Lucy Edwards  Yearbook

Courtney Coppage – Quill & Scroll

Jackson McCarthy Boys Swimming

Ellie Herndon FBLA  

Cassie Grizzard – Softball

Lana Montz – Girls Basketball  

Lauren Cassano Midlo Scoop

Paige Durrette – Cheerleading

Joe Gordon Baseball

Delaney David Writer’s Guild

Anya Varkey – Dance Team

Matthew Bishop – Boys Soccer

Erica Hidinger-Wood – IB Student Council  

Megan Coppola  DECA

Mackenzie YatesNational Art Honor Society

Kaitlin Brown – Girls Swim Team