Cherry Hill EA hosts 10th annual Golden Age Prom 

The Cherry Hill Education Association hosted its 10th annual Golden Age Prom at Cherry Hill East High School on Oct. 27. First held in 2011, the prom took a hiatus in 2020 and 2021.  

The Golden Age prom was funded through an NJEA Pride in Public Education Grant.

With the theme “Fall Spooktalkular,” costumes were optional but welcomed. CHEA cast a wide net to invite seniors from Cherry Hill and its surrounding communities, using postal mail for all previous attendees while also advertising the event throughout the school community and on social media.  

“The entire night is a way for seniors to feel connected to the schools and see the value they provide to the community,” said Cherry Hill Education Association President Steve Redfearn. “It’s an event that CHEA looks forward to hosting year in and year out.” 

This free event was funded through an NJEA Pride in Public Education grant, treating seniors to a night of dinner and dancing. In addition to providing music, the DJ set up a photo booth opportunity so attendees could capture special moments.  

CHEA members and students worked together on the event, with students earning community service hours. District leadership, including Cherry Hill Board of Education President Miriam Stern, also attends the event and pitches in to help.   

One of the highlights of the event is the awarding of the prom King and Queen. Each year, students help CHEA decide on who they believe has earned the honor. The King and Queen each receive a goodie bag filled with CHEA memorabilia. 

At the end of the event, attendees are asked to address an envelope so that they can receive the invite for the following year.

The Golden Age Prom King and Prom Queen celebrate their coronation.