A line started forming outside of The Venue in Old Town Scottsdale as Cook, Quian and friends arrived.

Almost resembling a club scene, school staff checked student IDs before letting them through. As the group finally trickled into the dance hall, they joined hundreds of fellow students.

The prom aimed for a 1920s theme though a DJ spun radio hits from the stage at the back of the room with bright lights projected throughout the crowd. A second level featured a lounge and separate ball room where photos were taken, along with a balcony where the Prom Court was presented.

Gowns of peach, teal, white and creme were popular choices for girls.

Cook and Quian finally let loose and danced, after wandering around the venue and leaving Cook's shoes in an upstairs hallway with a dozen other pairs, about an hour before the student body called it a night.

"Prom is a time to celebrate high school in general," said one student on the upper level.

While students were still enjoying the last few songs, Cook and Quian contently walked out onto 3rd Avenue to Quian's car just before midnight—hand in hand.

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