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BOTAR – Formal at BOTAR High

October 4th was the date for the Formal at BOTAR High. BOTARS and escorts gathered at Brookside Gardens for the festive evening of dinner and dancing. Hannah Arnspiger, Chloie Costello, Gracie Guignon, Maddie Hise, Elizabeth Horner, Lauren Hunter, Madelyn Kretsinger, Annie Savage, Betsy Sundeen, Katie Tetrick, and Lauren Zastrow served as the hosts.


(Front row) Gracie Guignon, Chloie Costello, and Annie Savage (middle row) Lauren Hunter, Maddie Hise, Lauren Zastrow, and Madelyn Kretsinger (back row) Betsy Sundeen, Elizabeth Horner, Katie Tetrick, and Hannah Arnspiger


Chloie Costello, Annie Savage, and Madelyn Kretsinger


Annie Savage, Chloie Costello, Gracie Guignon, and Betsy Sundeen

Additional photos featured in the November 23, 2019 issue of The Independent



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