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Monday, 01 September 2014

Evening Mail prom winners meet for the first time

THE Evening Mail’s Prom King and Queen have met for the first time.

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NICE TO MEET YOU: Evening Mail Prom King and Queen Heather Broadhurst and Ryan Thompson JON GRANGER REF: 50023252B000

Ryan Thompson and Heather Broadhurst, both aged 16, entered the competition in the hope of winning the royal titles.

Heather topped the public vote out of 22 Prom Queen hopefuls, while Ryan beat nine king candidates.

Heather, of The Crescent, Grange, attended Cartmel Priory School.

The self confessed tomboy nominated herself for the role of Evening Mail Prom Queen after being complimented at the prom.

Heather said: “It’s quite shocking really, but pretty sweet. I was quite surprised and had to double check with my mum – I thought she was joking when she rang.”

The Prom Queen attended the Cartmel Priory prom on June 29 at the Netherwood Hotel, Grange. Of the event, she said: “It was brilliant. It took a few hours to get ready for. I normally steer clear of all things girly.

“I have only worn a dress three times in the last eight years and everyone said I looked so different and nice and I liked it.”

Heather is off to Newton Rigg College in September, to study animal management.

Former Walney School pupil Ryan lives in Hastings Street, Barrow.

In his application for the title of Evening Mail Prom King, he described himself as responsible, reliable and friendly. He thanked those who voted for him to become the first ever Evening Mail Prom King. Ryan said: “It feels great to be the Evening Mail Prom King. I was a bit shocked when I first found out – I didn’t think it would be me.

“I think I was the only boy from my school who put his name forward.

“I am looking forward to getting involved with the community.”

The Walney School prom took place at The Abbey House Hotel on June 24.

Mr Thompson said: “It was great. I had a great time.”

Mr Thompson will attend Barrow Sixth Form College in September, to study law, politics, German and Spanish.

More than 1,300 votes were cast through a combination of completed coupons from the North-West Evening Mail and text votes.

The winning king and queen each won a photoshoot and poster sized print from Powder and Paint Photography, in packages worth £450 each.

Heather also won a pampering spa day for herself and three friends at the Lakeside Hotel, Windermere.

Ryan won four Baboon vouchers, worth £20 each, for himself and three of his friends to use at Go Ape! Grizedale.

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