PHOTO GALLERY: All-Night Senior Party

Sunday, May 31, 2009 | 3:13 p.m. CDT; updated 4:19 p.m. CDT, Sunday, May 31, 2009
Atlande Guajardo, left, beats out his friend Garth Kirkham for a prize of $1,000 in fake money Saturday at the All-Night Senior Party held at Hearnes Center. Students were given $20,000 in fake money to start and could increase their funds by playing bingo, gambling at the "casino" or competing in activities.

Graduating seniors from all of the Columbia high schools had the opportunity to celebrate together at an all-night party Saturday at Hearnes Center at MU.

Parents and business leaders organized the event to help keep teenagers from using drugs and alcohol on graduation night. The theme was “I-Party," and students could win prizes including computers, televisions, stereos and furniture.


Feathers, glitter and plenty of hair spray were used to create wild hair styles at the All-Night Senior Party. Students had the option of visiting the hair salon, massage spa or nail salon throughout the evening.
Dozens of students from the high school graduating class of 2009 gathered at the All-Night Senior Party held Saturday at Hearnes Center. Karaoke, bingo, basketball and sumo wrestling were just some of the activities available at the event, which lasted from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Paula Nguyen, a recent Hickman High School graduate, gets her hair done by a stylist from High Maintenance salon. "I've never had my hair done like this before. It's pretty awesome," Nguyen said.
From left, Sam Stanley and fellow Rock Bridge High School graduate Tarin Smith sing karaoke with Hickman High School graduate Eric Pyle at the All-Night Senior Party.
Blackjack, craps and roulette tables offered students the chance to win big at the All-Night Senior Party held Saturday at Hearnes Center. The chance to win prizes such as laptops and iPods kept students gambling, with fake money, late into the night.

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