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‘Midnight Masquerade’ at JHS: Masks all around for this year’s Jamestown High School prom

Jamestown High School students work on some of the decorations for prom Friday. Chris Olson / The Sun1 / 2
Levi Klose, left, a junior at Jamestown High School, and Elizabeth DiLallo, a freshman in college, will be attending their first prom together today at Jamestown High School. DiLallo is holding a version of the mask she will be wearing at prom, which has the theme “Midnight Masquerade.” Chris Olson / The Sun2 / 2

Levi Klose, a junior at Jamestown High School, and Elizbeth DiLallo, a freshman in college will both be experiencing something new tonight — prom.

Klose and DiLallo were in LeeAnne’s Bridal and Bliss Prom, 201 1st Ave. N, Friday afternoon to get one final bit of flair for Klose’s tuxedo — a pink pocket square.

The students said they want to look their best for the Grand March, which starts at 8 p.m. today and will be held in the Jerry Meyer Arena at the high school.

DiLallo said they have been dating for a while this school year and going to prom seemed like a natural step in their relationship.

“We just kind of fell together,” she said.

The theme for prom this year is “Midnight Masquerade,” which means prom attendees should be wearing masks. Klose said he doesn’t plan to wear one.

“I don’t look good in masks,” he said.

DiLallo said she doesn’t plan to add anything to her mask.

Klose said he is looking forward to the prom experience.

“Yeah, it’s something to do instead of sitting at home playing video games,” he said.

Nicole Quam, owner of LeeAnne’s Bridal and Bliss Prom, said for the most part by Friday afternoon the high school students going to prom have picked up their dresses and rented tuxedos.

“I think we rented out 170 to 200 tuxes for the prom this year,” Quam said.

While the dominant colors for decorations at prom are black and silver, Quam said the popular colors for dresses are mint and champagne. Masks have also been popular items.

Quam said she expects some students to decorate their masks beyond what they bought off the shelf.

“The kids like to be creative,” she said.

Junior Kayla Weng said students could buy masks through the school or on their own and she only knew a couple of students who were decorating their masks.

Decorating Jerry Meyer Arena and the cafeteria area at Jamestown High School started early Friday morning. Sophomore Emily Ost and Weng were busy Friday afternoon adding some finishing touches to one of the many decorations that went up for prom.

Weng said members of the student council and junior class have been busy since around 7:30 a.m. Friday getting the arena and commons area ready.

“The construction technology classes did a lot of work getting the big decorations up, it’s really coming together,” she said.

History teacher Ben Smith, one of the junior class advisers along with teacher Lisa Anderson, said there were about 24 students through the day Friday getting the arena and commons area ready for prom.

“A lot of people have put in a lot of work to pull this off, it’s looking really good,” he said.

Sun reporter Chris Olson can be reached at 701-952-8454 or by email at

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