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by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lakeridge High's prom court is, from left: front row:  Sam Kamerman, Noelle Foden-Vencil, Becka Wachtel, Avery Dauphinais, Rachel Hengesh, Saskia McNairy, Adriene Caba, Colleen Ellis, Emily Harrell, Katerina Mery, McKenna Moore and Shelby Bylsma; and back row: Joe Sindlinger, Ben Case, Yousif Almulla, Alexander Schaffer, Max Minervini, Mike Sheldon, Bryce Anderson, Jared Baumann, John Wasman, Jackson Waste, Peter Baumann and Charlie Levin.The corsages and boutonniéres, the carefully selected gowns and tuxes, the costly updos and the painstakingly flattened cowlicks —these trappings and traditions are integral to the high school formal.by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: KAREN RENO - Lake Oswego High School's Mayfete court is, from left: Morgan Reno, Emily Wolfram, Blaine Danielson, Mitra LeBuhn, Claire Murphy, Jamie Zimmerman, Riley Hatfield, Amy Sohlberg, Kylie Titus, Haley Jensen. Their escorts are, from left: Harrison Reece, Bradley Karstadt, Michael Di Re, Sam Schelonka, Bowen Mechigian, Andrew Mottet, Duncan Atwood, Chris Cave, Kyle Gazzigli, Kenny Oyama.

The grand part of these events is the naming of the court, and the pièce de résistance of a formal is the crowning of the queen and king. Lakeridge High’s prom queen and king are Noelle Foden-Vencil and Jackson Waste, respectively. The to-do took place last Saturday at the Portland Art Museum, and the theme was “A Sweet Affair.”by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Lakeridge's prom king is Jackson Waste, and the queen is Noelle Foden-Vencil.

At Lake Oswego High, there are a couple of big spring events, including prom and Mayfete. Mayfete features class skits based on the annually rotating theme and a 10-girl court, one of whom will wear a tiara. This year, the event was May 2; the queen was Claire Murphy and the theme was “Are We There Yet?” Lake Oswego’s prom is scheduled for this Saturday, and there won’t be a prom king and queen.by: REVIEW FILE PHOTO: JILLIAN DALEY - Claire Murphy is the Mayfete queen at LOHS.

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