Popularity and good looks brought Joan Johnston, a grade 13 student of the Almonte High School the title of “Queen of the Prom” at the 2nd annual spring prom held in the high school on Friday evening, May 4th.
The pretty miss was voted queen by the students of the school. She is a daughter of Dr. E. F. Johnston and Mrs. Johnston of Carp. Miss Johnston was crowned by Principal Norman F. Carruthers and was presented-with a bouquet of roses by Mr. R. E. Miller of the-teaching staff. All but six contestants for the crown were eliminated on the first ballot.
The six were Joan Johnston, Margaret Blanchard, Gayle Johnston, Sandra Fraser, Gail Barr and Evelyn Armstrong. The gymnasium was decorated with colored streamers, paper flowers to create the effect of spring. The students went all out in their decorating under the convenorship of Miss M argaret Blanchard. Refreshments were served in the cafeteria style. Music was provided by Archie Cameron and’his Rhythmaires. Chaperones were Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Donaldson and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Duncan. This was the school’s second annual spring prom and was under the direction of the student council. Several of the teaching staff were present and the evening was a most successful one.