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PHOTOS: Willmar Senior High School staff light up the hallways for staff prom

On May 4, 2023, the day before this year's Willmar Senior High School prom, school staff dress up for staff prom.

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English language arts teacher Melissa Aaker, left, is escorted by band teacher Todd Blaser through a corridor of applauding students during staff prom at Willmar Senior High School on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR β€” Hundreds of students lined the hallway adjacent to the Willmar Senior High commons area, eager to cheer on their teachers and support staff before the start of school on Thursday, May 4, as they walked the halls in flashy dresses and dapper suits during the annual staff prom.

This year's king was agriculture teacher Mesay Doyamo, who escorted queen and science teacher Amanda Sellner through the sea of students and staff while donning their flashy crown and tiara headwear. Grand marshals this year included Willmar Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Holm and cultural liaison Michelle Vazquez.

This year's Grand March for Willmar Senior High School students will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the main entrance of the high school on Friday, May 5.

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Students and staff cheer for teachers as they walk through the commons area of Willmar Senior High School during staff prom on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
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Cultural liaison Michelle Vazquez smiles while waiting in the front office for her staff prom date, Willmar Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Holm, to arrive at Willmar Senior High School on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
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English language arts teacher Linda Saunders is escorted by grandson Will Saunders during staff prom at Willmar Senior High School on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
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Mandarin Chinese teacher Todd Lynum, right, flips his hair while walking down the hallway with science teacher Anna Gilbertson during staff prom at Willmar Senior High School on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
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Custodian Mitch Swierenga, left, gives paraprofessional Kathy Gerdes a ride on a cleaning machine during grand march of staff prom at Willmar Senior High School on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
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Staff prom queen and science teacher Amanda Sellner, left, is escorted by king and agriculture teacher Mesay Doyamo during staff prom at Willmar Senior High School on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
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Cultural liaison Michelle Vazquez reacts to seeing her staff prom date, Willmar School District Superintendent Jeff Holm, before the start of staff prom at Willmar High School on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
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Science teacher Jon Gubrud, right, walks communications teacher Gina Nelson down the hallway as students applaud them during staff prom at Willmar Senior High School on Thursday, May 4, 2023.
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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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