Park Rapids prom channels Gatsby glamor

The jazz-age look extended to ostrich-feather plumes, sparkly gowns and a sophisticated atmosphere.

Wearing coordinated silver gown and tie, Maya Deshayes is escorted by Quinn Hoscheid during the prom grand march May 6, 2023, at Park Rapids Area High School.
Robin Fish / Park Rapids Enterprise

Park Rapids Area High School adopted a jazz-age look for its “Gatsby” prom on Saturday, May 6.

Shades of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald walked in the grand march, munched catered appetizers and danced the night away.

“There was a lot of dancing,” said prom co-advisor Jamie Simon-Linkowitz. “Our prom committee put in a lot of hours making it a beautiful night.”


Simon-Linkowitz also credited the evening’s caterer with decorating everything beautifully to go with the event’s theme.


Grand march emcees Sam Coborn and Chelsea Weeding acknowledged R & R Rental, Hilltop Lumber, Nei Bottling, Big Muddy Music and Upper Crust Catering for doing their part to make it a night to remember.

According to Simon-Linkowitz, the school doesn’t hold an election for prom queen and king, in order to avoid what may become a popularity contest. Instead, names were drawn, naming Coley Girtz as queen and Isaac Zinniel as king.

Robin Fish is a staff reporter at the Park Rapids Enterprise. Contact him at or 218-252-3053.
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