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Teens throw prom for retirement village
Ceres High School seniors mingled with Samaritan Village seniors for an evening of fun at the Senior Citizens Prom on March 8.

Approximately 35 CHS seniors put on the event at the Hughson residential facility. The 90-minute event began with a fashion show where students modeled clothing from the 1980s and 1990s down a runway. CHS activities director Linda Cooper emceed the fashion show in the banquet room of the Samaritan Village mall. Then desert was served, followed by students dancing with residents to the tunes played by the Ceres High School jazz band.

"For the most part it was our kids asking the seniors if they wanted to dance," said said senior class adviser Robin Williams.

Some residents decided to sit out the invitation out onto the floor due to physical limitations but were content listening to the music.

"The kids who couldn't find a partner would sit at the tables and talk with them," said Williams. "There were a couple of Ceres High graduates there."

"I personally thought it was really fun," said Elmer Aguilar, one of the high school students attending. "I heard that they really enjoyed us going there. Everyone enjoyed it."

Williams said that all clubs on campus have to perfornm a community service project. "The seniors did it last year and had such a good time they told this class of seniors about it."

Senior class adviser Susan Hamasaki also assisted in the event.

"It's quite a popular event with our residents as well as the senior students at Ceres High School," said Marian Kaanon, director of Marketing & Public Relations at Samaritan Village.