April 1 was a night of ‘Golden Dreams’ for NCHS students and their dates. Lisa Shaw took photos of the couples as they entered the dance floor. Parents were on hand until 9 pm when the dance officially started and then back again at 11 pm for the Grand March and the crowning of royalty. The NCHS gym was transformed with gold and white balloons adorning the floor, gold and black streamers creating an entry way and make-shift dance floor; complete with tables, chairs and the DJ and a white chandelier ceiling of tulle. 2016 royalty was Queen Mattie Pfister and King Monte Wade. Princess was Elise Myer and Prince James Blackburn. Mattie, James and Elise crowned the 2017 Queen Amanda Smith, King William Fish, Princess Miranda Gilkey and Prince Dylan Miller. Crown bearers were Lainey Wurdeman and Corben Pontarolo. Best Dressed Girl and boy were Mattie Pfister and Dylan Miller. Cutest Couple was Taylor Gaukel and Eli Wagner. Best dancers were Mackenzie Lyons and Jayden Matthews.