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Ocean City Rolls Out Red Carpet For Prom

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Elegantly attired Sean Sakers and Avery Jackson reflect the glamour of the Ocean City High School Prom on the red carpet at the Flanders Hotel. (Photos courtesy of Kerri J Photography)

By MADDY VITALE

Before the dancing, dining and socializing came the part of the evening that leaves the most lasting impression — the red carpet.

Ocean City High School prom-goers didn’t let a little rain ruin their night as they sashayed, strolled, and sauntered down the red carpet inside the Flanders Hotel on Saturday night.

From tuxes to flowing gowns to everything in between, couples, friends and solos beamed as they each had their time in the spotlight, where they displayed their individual styles.

Professional photographers and spectators from school faculty to family and friends of the prom-goers clicked photos to capture the magical moment.

The event has been held at the historic hotel for years. Last year, the prom returned to the Flanders after a two-year hiatus.

In 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the red carpet was held at the high school and the prom took place outdoors at Carey Stadium. The COVID outbreak in 2020 forced the prom’s cancellation then.

Here are some of the photos from the monumental evening.

Omero Chevere and Ayanna Morton
Leah Japzon and Colin Dice
Alec Wisnefski and Vanna Kelly
Faith Pacquing and JR Gilchrest
Elmo Van Olm and Reagan DeVlieger
Matt Pashley and Kelsea Bowman
Jimmy Nilsen and Tori Vliet
Abby Leypoldt and Colin Thompson
Brooke Hanley and Dylan Dwyer
Patrick O’Hara and Molly Hoffman
Ryan Ireland and Maddy Monteleone
Wes Tate and Bella Vaules