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Behind the scenes: Woodbury prom-goers and parents prep for Grand March

Tarik England helps Sabrina Abdelal with her corsage as family members take photos. Jackie Renzetti / Rivertown Multimedia 1 / 8
Laura Prow snaps a photo of her daughter Natalie with her date, Ethan Sinaberg. Jackie Renzetti / Rivertown Multimedia 2 / 8
Nick Wortman, Addy Roberts and Janel Mierzejewski write their names for the Grand March announcer. Jackie Renzetti / Rivertown Multimedia 3 / 8
Zach Bernstein and Paige Skordahl do a a quick approval-check of their photos. Jackie Renzetti / Rivertown Multimedia 4 / 8
This year's prom-goers had to dodge snow left over from a recent storm, which dropped nearly 9 inches of snow across the Twin Cities metro from April 10-12. Rivertown Multimedia / Jackie Renzetti 5 / 8
Woodbury High School Principal Sarah Sorenson-Wagner helps Joey Puglisi with his boutonniere. Jackie Renzetti / Rivertown Multimedia6 / 8
Family members of Tarik England and Sabrina Abdelal exchange greetings and take photos of the students. Lisa England, center, said she was "overjoyed" to see her son off to his first prom. Jackie Renzetti / Rivertown Multimedia 7 / 8
Baby nephew Otto was the life of the party. Jackie Renzetti / Rivertown Multimedia 8 / 8

Smiles spread across Woodbury High School's cafeteria Saturday, April 13, 2019, as prom-goers mingled and posed for parents' pictures.

Students helped each other with quick adjustments to their boutonnieres, hair and heels before the Grand March. Beaming parents squeezed in plenty of pictures and last-minute advice. Afterwards, the big dance, themed "Under the Stars," ran from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Landmark Center in St. Paul.

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