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McKeesport Area promenade showcases 118 couples

Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Walking through the McKeesport Area High School courtyard for portraits before the promenade, from left, are Clairton junior Will Hampton, McKeesport Area senior Tyla Neal, 2013 McKeesport Area alumnus Daryn Simmons and McKeesport Area senior Dazhia Clark.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Walking through the McKeesport Area High School courtyard for portraits before the promenade, from left, are Clairton junior Will Hampton, McKeesport Area senior Tyla Neal, 2013 McKeesport Area alumnus Daryn Simmons and McKeesport Area senior Dazhia Clark.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Senior class president Lena Kline and senior Khalil Perdue wait to cross the promenade stage wearing complementary shades of orchid and lavender.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Senior class president Lena Kline and senior Khalil Perdue wait to cross the promenade stage wearing complementary shades of orchid and lavender.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Sophomore Chandlar Barfield and senior Deonte Cunningham smile for the crowd as they approach the promenade stage outside McKeesport Area High School.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Sophomore Chandlar Barfield and senior Deonte Cunningham smile for the crowd as they approach the promenade stage outside McKeesport Area High School.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Sophomore Braunlyn Sistek is scooped away from her date, senior Jaron Domarsky, by classmates Rachel Madden and Paige Ellenberger.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Sophomore Braunlyn Sistek is scooped away from her date, senior Jaron Domarsky, by classmates Rachel Madden and Paige Ellenberger.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Posing for snapshots during the promenade are junior Paige Jones and senior Cheyenne Jackson, foreground, and seniors Moriah Crosby and C.J. Montalbano.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Posing for snapshots during the promenade are junior Paige Jones and senior Cheyenne Jackson, foreground, and seniors Moriah Crosby and C.J. Montalbano.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - McKeesport cyber senior Rachael Christian and senior Dakota Roberts wait to cross the promenade stage in elegant white formal wear.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>McKeesport cyber senior Rachael Christian and senior Dakota Roberts wait to cross the promenade stage in elegant white formal wear.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Senior Allison Margarcelli and 2012 alumnus Adam Fuller show off Allison's lighted corsage and matching fresh-flower ring.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Senior Allison Margarcelli and 2012 alumnus Adam Fuller show off Allison's lighted corsage and matching fresh-flower ring.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Junior Caleb Pridgen and senior Regina McDonald pose for attendees' photos during the promenade.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Junior Caleb Pridgen and senior Regina McDonald pose for attendees' photos during the promenade.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Gathering in the McKeesport Area High School lobby before the promenade, from left, are senior Dylan Ernst, junior Nicole Gergely, junior Emily Druskin and senior Nate Haight.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Gathering in the McKeesport Area High School lobby before the promenade, from left, are senior Dylan Ernst, junior Nicole Gergely, junior Emily Druskin and senior Nate Haight.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - It was McKeesport Area meets Serra for a handful of couples on Thursday evening, as McKeesport Area seniors Anthony Mains, Thomas Fichera and Will Gadson brought Serra seniors Megan Sieg, Lauren Czerwien and Leslie Hoye to the prom.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>It was McKeesport Area meets Serra for a handful of couples on Thursday evening, as McKeesport Area seniors Anthony Mains, Thomas Fichera and Will Gadson brought Serra seniors Megan Sieg, Lauren Czerwien and Leslie Hoye to the prom.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Seniors Angel Redwood and D'Angelo Fields wow the promenade crowd with sparkling gold attire.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Seniors Angel Redwood and D'Angelo Fields wow the promenade crowd with sparkling gold attire.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - Senior Bryanna Pirl and junior Taylor Anderson walk past the promenade crowd in style in white formal wear with turquoise accents.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>Senior Bryanna Pirl and junior Taylor Anderson walk past the promenade crowd in style in white formal wear with turquoise accents.
Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News - McKeesport Area junior Victoria McNabb gathers her flowing pink gown as she walks through the promenade with her date Cody Patterson, a 2014 Greensburg Central Catholic graduate.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Jennifer R. Vertullo | Daily News</em></div>McKeesport Area junior Victoria McNabb gathers her flowing pink gown as she walks through the promenade with her date Cody Patterson, a 2014 Greensburg Central Catholic graduate.

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By Jennifer R. Vertullo
Friday, May 23, 2014, 3:26 a.m.
 

McKeesport Area High School's parking lot was filled with hundreds of spectators on Thursday afternoon as 118 couples crossed an outdoor stage for the annual prom promenade.

Students showed off formal fashions for friends, family and community members before heading into Pittsburgh for their “From This Moment” themed ball and after-party aboard the Gateway Clipper.

The promenade is one of many district events that draws guests from all areas of McKeesport, White Oak, Dravosburg, Versailles and South Versailles Township. Promoting the “Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger” bond, the event brings out folks who just want to see what McKeesport Area kids are wearing this year.

“I love it,” senior class president Lena Kline said, looking out into a crowd of familiar faces. “This is our last big moment together before graduation. Everything about this night is special.”

Jennifer R. Vertullo is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1956, or jvertullo@tribweb.com.

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