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Posted on Mon, May 13, 2013 : 5:58 a.m.

Whitmore Lake High School prom sets sail on Detroit River

By Staff

Whitmore Lake High School students traveled to the Motor City to step abord the Detroit Princess riverboat for their 2013 prom Saturday night, May 11. Senior student Kelley O' Neill captured these images as they sailed along the Detroit River.

About Kelley: After high school I will be attending College for Creative Studies and majoring in photography. After college my dream job would be working for National Geographic or LIFE as a photojournalist. Traveling the world while helping people and taking pictures would be my dream.

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Tue, May 14, 2013 : 2:17 a.m.

I think Whitmore Lake has a smaller class size then does AAPS. This would never fly in Ann Arbor. Although it did before Willow Run went broke and kept their proms at home. I think the last time WR did theirs on a boat was 20 years ago. What a night that must have been.


Mon, May 13, 2013 : 1:49 p.m.

I guess all the WLPS parents who were having a cow last fall about how terrible an idea this was, and how dangerous it would be, etc., got over it...


Mon, May 13, 2013 : 9:25 p.m.

I agree with the other posters - I think this was an excellent idea! What were parents worried about and what was supposed to be so dangerous? Seems as though some will always find something to complain about. Shows you how closed minded some people can be. Kudos to those in charge for providing a unique venue for the students.

Dirty Mouth

Mon, May 13, 2013 : 12:58 p.m.

Style and flare! Best Prom pics so far!


Mon, May 13, 2013 : 12:01 p.m.

I thought the same thing Elaine .... what a unique idea!!

Elaine F. Owsley

Mon, May 13, 2013 : 11:12 a.m.

What a great idea to hold the prom on the boat!! Sure glad it wasn't any colder.