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A formal journey

Article and photos by Julie Matuszewski

Photo of students rocking to hit song and prom

Students rocked to hits “Lovers,” “Be Cool” and “Calm Down” performed by Denver’s The BRKN at Journey Prom. Band members made the evening memorable by visiting with students and autographing T-shirts.

Students dressed to the nines and gathered with friends for a formal evening complete with a catered dinner from Cranelli’s, live music, photos, and dancing. Last month, Journey Church transformed its walls of worship into a dancing haven and rite of passage for many Douglas County high school-aged students.

Photo of Journey Prom is one that will not be soon forgotten by students.

Ellie Swift (left), Kensie Griffin and Charley Tankersley share many high school memories, but Journey Prom is one that will not be soon forgotten.

Journey Prom, an all-high school formal event, brought students from Castle Pines, Castle Rock and Highlands Ranch together in a neutral environment outside of school where kids could be kids.

Student Pastor Wade Smith said that after a long academic year, the church wanted to give the kids an event that would allow them to feel a sense of normalcy and to simply be teenagers. These respectful teenagers showed their best dance moves as they rocked the evening to the beats of Denver’s newest pop-punk band The BRKN and danced the night away to latest hits from DJ Kulfax.

Photo of friends gathered together at Journey Prom.

Freshmen Mikaela Johnston (far right) and her friends gathered together at Journey Prom, just one of many formal events for these young students.

Photo of un at Journey Prom.

Fun at Journey Prom.





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