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Long Island students re-create iconic prom photos

Although the themes and fashions of prom have evolved over the years, the tradition remains timeless. This prom season, we've asked Long Island students to re-create some classic poses, dance moves and facial expressions from their high school's proms of yesteryear. Take a look at the results, and send your own prom photos to rachel.weiss@newsday.com or josh.stewart@newsday.com.

Bold prints, big hair and bright smiles lit
Photo Credit: Half Hollow Hills Community Library

Bold prints, big hair and bright smiles lit up Half Hollow Hills High School East's prom in 1993.

Half Hollow Hills High School East students at
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Half Hollow Hills High School East students at their senior prom, held at Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Patchogue-Medford High School students said
Photo Credit: Patchogue-Medford Union Free School District

Patchogue-Medford High School students said "cheese" while hanging out at the senior prom in 1963.

These Patchogue-Medford High School students gave the 54-year-old
Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein

These Patchogue-Medford High School students gave the 54-year-old photo a modern twist at their senior prom, held at Villa Lombardi's in Holbrook on Monday, June 19, 2017.

Sacred Heart Academy student Krystle Douglas shared a
Photo Credit: Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy student Krystle Douglas shared a special moment with her date at her school's senior prom, held on May 5, 2000 at Woodbury Country Club. The yearbook caption reads: "Times like these will never be forgotten by either one of them."

Sacred Heart Academy student Bianca Williams, 17, with
Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein

Sacred Heart Academy student Bianca Williams, 17, with her date, Tomi Toles of Freeport. The couple danced the night away at her school's prom, held at Woodbury Country Club on June 1, 2017.

Jane Dumas and Jill Castaldo enjoyed the Sacred
Photo Credit: Sacred Heart Academy

Jane Dumas and Jill Castaldo enjoyed the Sacred Heart Academy senior prom cocktail hour on May 20, 2004.

Kaitlin Neville, 17, and Maureen Dormer, 18, hung
Photo Credit: Rachel Weiss

Kaitlin Neville, 17, and Maureen Dormer, 18, hung out at Sacred Heart Academy's senior prom at Woodbury Country Club on June 1, 2017.

Sacred Heart Academy student Megan Smith taught her
Photo Credit: Sacred Heart Academy

Sacred Heart Academy student Megan Smith taught her friends the Electric Slide at her senior prom on May 25, 1995. The celebration took place at Woodbury Country Club.

John Cooke of Garden City hit the dance
Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein

John Cooke of Garden City hit the dance floor with Sacred Heart Academy students Natalie Wilcox, right, Jane GaNun, Erin Gruenberg and Gillian Aho. The students celebrated senior prom at Woodbury Country Club on June 1, 2017.

These Mattituck Junior-Senior High School students struck a
Photo Credit: Mattituck-Laurel Library

These Mattituck Junior-Senior High School students struck a pose for the yearbook at their school's junior prom in 2000.

Remy Babajanians and Gabriella Hassildine celebrated at Mattituck
Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein

Remy Babajanians and Gabriella Hassildine celebrated at Mattituck Junior-Senior High School's junior prom, held at Hyatt Place in Riverhead on May 26, 2017.

These friends were all smiles during a break
Photo Credit: Mattituck-Laurel Library

These friends were all smiles during a break from the dance floor at Mattituck Junior-Senior High School's prom in 2002.

Mattituck Junior-Senior High School juniors Anthony Lopez, Madison
Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein

Mattituck Junior-Senior High School juniors Anthony Lopez, Madison McDowell and Pandeli Pando at their prom on May 26, 2017.

Rob Nasta showed off his
Photo Credit: Patchogue-Medford Public Library

Rob Nasta showed off his "unique version of a smile" at the Patchogue-Medford High School junior prom on May 30, 1998. The theme was "All My Life," and the festivities were held at Felice's of Patchogue.

Patchogue-Medford High School students Sam Leis and Erin
Photo Credit: Rachel Weiss

Patchogue-Medford High School students Sam Leis and Erin Winn were thrilled to recreate this memory at their own junior prom, held on May 19, 2017.

These Patchogue-Medford High School sweethearts shared some cake
Photo Credit: Patchogue-Medford Library

These Patchogue-Medford High School sweethearts shared some cake at the 1992 junior prom.

Alexis Hamer, 16, and John Schneider, 17, showed
Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein

Alexis Hamer, 16, and John Schneider, 17, showed off their shared sweet tooth at the Patchogue-Medford High School junior prom on May 19, 2017.

Patchogue-Medford High School students Matt Trapasso and Rochelle
Photo Credit: Patchogue-Medford Public Library

Patchogue-Medford High School students Matt Trapasso and Rochelle Alarcon struck a daring pose for this photo. The caption in the 2002 yearbook reads: "The exuberant couple danced all night."

Patchogue-Medford High School junior Devin Llanes andh his
Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein

Patchogue-Medford High School junior Devin Llanes andh his date, Victoria Politi of Farmingville, at his school's senior prom on May 19, 2017.

Edna de Jesus was the life of the
Photo Credit: Patchogue-Medford Public Library

Edna de Jesus was the life of the party at the Westlake Inn, where Patchogue-Medford High School held its junior prom on April 17, 1999.

Patchogue-Medford High School junior Ellie Scalzo danced the
Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein

Patchogue-Medford High School junior Ellie Scalzo danced the night away at her school's prom on May 19, 2017, held at the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead.

Patchogue-Medford High School juniors Jen Donato and Jeanine
Photo Credit: Patchogue-Medford Public Library

Patchogue-Medford High School juniors Jen Donato and Jeanine Graviano were all smiles at their junior prom, held on May 30, 1998.

Gianna Inserro, 17, and Jenna Castilletti, 17, celebrated
Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Uihlein

Gianna Inserro, 17, and Jenna Castilletti, 17, celebrated together at the Patchogue-Medford High School junior prom on May 19, 2017.

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