The Emerald Ball Held at Juliette Gordon Low Elementary School

Bryan Peterson and Malaysia Allen, King and Queen of the Emerald Ball Photos by Triple S. Shots, Shawn Shepard, Owner
Bryan Peterson and Malaysia Allen, King and Queen of the Emerald Ball Photos by Triple S. Shots, Shawn Shepard, Owner

The students and parents of Juliette Gordon Low Elementary School walked into a cafeteria transformed into a ballroom of emerald green, gold and purple. Balloons decorated every table and a dessert display of cupcakes, cookies, brownies, fresh fruit and chocolate rested on emerald green cloth and gold sequins. Green punch flowed from two drink stands. On the stage were two majestic throne chairs for the King and Queen of the Emerald Ball. Prior to the Ball, graduating 5th grade students, wishing to serve as King and Queen, gave 2 minute speeches at the PTA meeting and again to their 5th grade classmates, to tell why they should be chosen to reign as King and Queen. The 5th graders voted and the results were kept secret until the night of the Ball. Drum roll and Bryan Peterson and Malaysia Allen were announced as the successful candidates to represent their school. After their crowning, the King and Queen took to the ballroom floor with their parents, followed by all the other fathers and daughters and mothers and sons, dancing to the music of one of the Juliette Low fathers, who volunteered his time as the DJ. It was wonderful to see parents and students dressed up, laughing, smiling and having fun together during an enchanted evening. Keepsake photos were taken to retain the memories of a magical night. The Emerald Ball was for Juliette Low students only. It served two purposes…one, to give fathers and daughters and mothers and sons a special night together. Secondly, it was a fundraiser to send the 5th graders on a special fun, and educational field trip to the Aquarium in Charleston, S.C. and to support other programs, for the school, sponsored by the PTA. Principal, Tahisha Wright applauded the PTA for the work they are doing at Juliette Low and the cadre of staff, and volunteers who worked to transform the room. She also gave a Certificate of Appreciation to Juliette Low PTA President, Jacqueline Tomlin, for her leadership and the long hours that she has spent making a number of events, sponsored by the PTA, a success. At the end of the evening, Mr. Barnes, Vice Principal, drew the lucky name of the parent who won a 50” TV.

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