It might have been 60 years since they were in high school, but the residents of St. Mary’s Court didn’t show their age Friday night as they danced at the 10th annual Senior Prom.
Lined with pink and silver balloons, the community center at St. Mary’s Court was filled with members of Greek-letter life, who danced with the residents of the affordable housing complex for the elderly. The evening, which featured both dinner and dancing, was hosted by Sigma Kappa, Kappa Sigma and, for the first time, Sigma Chi.
“This is our first time doing the event with three chapters,” said Kim Angus, philanthropy chair for Sigma Kappa. “We enjoy doing this event because not only does it benefit the seniors, but the sisters really gain a lot from the experience.”
The sisters of Sigma Kappa shared dances with the older men of St. Mary’s Court as the brothers of Kappa Sigma and Sigma Chi distributed roses to the older women entering the room.
“I always enjoy when the students come and dance and eat dinner with us,” said Maria Espinoza, a St. Mary’s Court resident who has attended the Senior Prom in years past. She also commented on the significant increase in attendance at this year’s event.
In addition to dancing with GW students, the residents were treated to a performance from the GW Vibes a cappella group.
As the Vibes sang, the residents smiled while some even began dancing along to the beat of the music.
“It is great to see members of Greek life out and involved in the community,” said Cooper Waterman, philanthropy chair for Kappa Sigma.
“We are excited because it’s our first time involved with this event, and we can definitely see ourselves continuing to do this in the future,” said John Buarotti, philanthropy chair for Sigma Chi.
In true prom fashion, the night was capped off by naming the Senior Prom king and queen.