It was about 9 p.m. on a Thursday evening in April. I was leaving St. Mary’s Court after a meeting of the Foggy Bottom Association when I suddenly heard a divine Frank Sinatra melody. I followed the sound into the Court’s dining area, which had been transformed. There were balloons, ribbons, dim lights and that wonderful music. It looked like a party. Then I saw all the dancing couples, and finally, I saw the sign. It was not just a party, it was a “Senior Prom.”
I spotted Bea Watson, the Court’s administrator and found out from her that this was the second year that GW students – specifically the Sigma Kappa sorority and Kappa Sigma fraternity – had put together this wonderful event. We watched the dancers, aged 18 to 80 and more, and never could decide who was having more fun, the students or the seniors. It was an evening I will never forget.
I know “Greeks” get a lot of bad press. I wanted to tell about the good things they do.
Foggy Bottom resident