By Emily Aschbacher and Claire DeFrancisci
Watch this video for before and after interviews with the members of the a capella choir about their show Thursday, Oct. 4.
By Claire DeFrancisci and Ashley Vance
Senior Brody Earnhardt dances at prom. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
The prom king and queen nominees line up awaiting the crowning. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Senior Garrett Shanks is crowned prom king. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Senior Ryan Clark is crowned prom queen. “I’ve never been very popular so I was just so shocked, I didn’t think it would happen,” said Clark. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Seniors Ryan Clark and Garrett Shanks share the first dance as prom king and queen. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Junior Stephanie Wagner and Rachel Naville dance at prom. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Junior John Meldrum dances at prom. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Junior Kimberly Foster laughs and dances at prom. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Juniors Devin Jenkins and Sarah Engle dance together. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Junior Missy Cathcart and senior Derek Weiss dance together. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Students dance together. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Sumo wrestling was one of the many activities offered at after prom. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Senior Michael Deerr slides down the “cliff hanger” inflatable slide at after prom. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
“The Hart Strings” performed at after prom from 12 to 1 a.m. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Students had the chance to challenge arm wrestling champions at after prom. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Students enjoy the many after prom activities. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Students play bingo at after prom. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Junior Lucas Corely pitches a baseball at one of the games at after prom. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Cornhole was another game offered at after prom. Photo by Claire DeFrancisci.
Senior Scott Beck and sophomore Alex Queen relax at after prom.
Students clap their hands along with a song at prom. Photo by Ashley Vance.
Senior Kayla Traughber dances with her friend. Photo by Ashley Vance.
Senior Chris Glotzbach and his date dance together. Photo by Ashley Vance.
Senior Rachael Peake dances with her date. Photo by Ashley Vance.
Junior Michael Pepin dances with Senior Jenna Bain. Photo by Ashley Vance.
By Paige Thompson, Bekah Landers, and Claire DeFrancisci
This week the Bagpiper is doing a playlist of the most popular songs to dance to at prom.
1) “We Are Young” by Fun.
2) “Glad You Came” by The Wanted
3) “Wild Ones” by Flo Rida ft. Sia
4) “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber
5) “Feel So Close” by Calvin Harris
6) “Rumor Has It” by Adele
7) “We Found Love” by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
8) “Brokenhearted” by Karmin
9) “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO
10) “Domino” by Jessie J
By Bekah Landers and Claire DeFrancisci
After the ceremony cadets gather and talk to each other.
With tears welling in her eyes, sophomore Danya Sandoval hugs Senior Thad Chrone.
Principal Janie Whaley, Dean of students Joe Voelker, and Laura Gipe watch the seniors stand at attention one last time in the FC gym.
Colonel Ben Gipe stands at attention with commanding officer senior Marissa Sammons while preparing to reward the new commanding officer, junior George Emily, his rank.
Colonel Gipe officially grants junior George Emily his new rank as commanding officer.
Junior George Emily is kissed on the cheek by his mom after receiving his title.
Junior George Emily’s father pins a button of rank onto his son’s uniform
Colonel Gipe addresses the crowd after the platoon’s skits.
A group of girls sing the a patriotic song after the program ends.
The girls who sang the national anthem are awarded flowers after their performance.
Colonel Gipe and his wife, Laura Gipe, enjoy the program.
The staff from the NJROTC put on their own skit.
The staff of NJROTC act as zombies in their skit.
In a scene from a skit, sophomore Lance Youtsey is “brought back to life” by another cadet dressed as a nurse.
A cadet acts like a firefighter.
The platoon’s stand at attention before the skits begin.
One platoon dance with flags during their skit.
The platoon dances in the bleachers.
In one skit the platoon dances on “Sesame Street.”
Sophomores Betsey Brimm and Scott Schuchardt march in place.
Directing their platoon’s dance, Betsey Brimm and Scott Schuchardt raise their hands to direct a group.
A platoon acts to pick up trash in their skit.
One platoon acts out “The Godfather.”
“The Godfather” skit.
A platoon stands at attention before their skit.
Veterans in the audience stand up.
The cadets stand at attention.
The color guard walks.
The color guard displays the flags.
Colonel Gipe solutes the color guard.
Cadets prepare for the night.
Junior Emily Kunkel talks to sophomore Alyson Gill.
Senior Marissa Sammons stands in the middle of the gym.
The color guard stands at attention.
Cadets with academic excellence.
Sophomore Patrick Stewart gets the Sons of the American Revolution award.
Sophomore Danya Sandoval receives the Daughters of the American Revolution award for showing patriotism, military, and academic excellence.
All the seniors line up in the cafeteria at the awards ceremony.
Photos by Bekah Landers
The JROTC participates in many important events throughout the year, giving the students many opportunities to show their dedication to the program. At the end of the school year, the students are awarded for their achievements and the new commanding officer is announced.
This year’s Commanding Officer senior Marissa Samons passed down her title to junior George Emily for next year.
“I am so excited for next year,” said Colonel Ben Gipe. “Every year keeps getting better and better and I can’t wait to see what these cadets have in store.”