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Senior Citizens Dance the Night Away at Their Annual West Orange High School Prom

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The annual West Orange Senior Citizen Prom was held at West Orange High School on April 10, to the delight of all attendees.


West Orange senior citizens were treated to dinner, music, and dancing as part of the high school's committment to  building multigenerational relationships in the community. Members of the Student Council and the Boys and Girls Step teams, and student volunteers greeted their guests with cheers as they were escorted into the Tarnoff Cafeteria. Seniors arrived either in their own vehicle or by buses provided by their nursing homes and the school district.



Following dinner, dancing began as students partnered with senior partners to dance along to Fifties and Sixties music, followed by The Electric Slide, Cha Cha Slide, and Cupid's Shuffle.


"This is a fantastic event," commented Township Councilwoman Michelle Casalino.


"It's wonderful to see how the students are interacting with our seniors," she noted, as she chatted with guests and headed to the dancefloor.


"I always say that I am proud to be the Principal of West Orange High School," said Hayden Moore, who emceed the group dances.


"When I see how our students show respect and genuine caring to members of our extended community, it shows their character and integrity, not only in words, but in deeds."


Performances by the Girls and Boys Step teams ended the evening, which was free to all senior citizens attending.


"We hope to see even more seniors show up next year!" concluded Moore.


See all the photos from the West Orange High School Senior Citizen Prom here.


Senior Citizen Prom

Students welcome senior citizens.

Senior Citizen Prom

Township councilwoman Michelle Casalino, Asst. Principal Kim Mancarella, advisor Catherine Connors, Principal Hayden Moore, advisor Katherine Garcia.

Senior Citizen Prom

Cupid's Shuffle.



Cynthia Cumming
April 11, 2019