What a wonderful night -- Prom is largest in Whittier's history

The D.J. at last night's Senior Prom summed it up, "Whittier Tech definitely knows how to have a good time!" Draped in sparkles and shine, The Class of 2017 floated into Atkinson Country Club and reveled in the largest prom in Whittier's history -- 450 students. Family and friends braved chilly weather to line up in the parking lot at 6:30 p.m. and see prom goers stroll across the grounds in The Grand March.

Once all were inside the balloon-filled ballroom, a buffet dinner of salad, assorted pastas, meatballs, chicken and vegetables was served, and the dancing began soon after. Couples enjoyed striking poses in two photo booths outfitted with costume accessories. They kept going until the final song near 11 p.m., dancing, laughing and building memories with the friends and classmates with whom they have navigated these past four years.