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Pair tell of joy at winning Evening Mail Prom King and Queen Competition

MEET our king and queen of the prom.

WINNERS: Robbie Gaffney, 16, from St Bernard’s Catholic High School, Barrow, and Melissa Lacey, 16, from Dowdales School, Dalton, each scooped an Ipod Nano by winning the Evening Mail Prom King and Queen Competition HARRY ATKINSON REF: 50036575B000

The Evening Mail’s Prom King and Queen Competition has come to an end and we are pleased to announce our lucky winners.

Congratulations go to Robbie Gaffney, of St Bernard’s High School, Barrow, and Melissa Lacey, of Dowdales School, Dalton, for being crowned our prom royalty.

Robbie, 16, arrived in style at St Bernard’s prom, held at Abbey House Hotel, Barrow, as he pulled up in a new Bentley with his best friend and prom date, Kelsey Bak.

Born and brought up in Barrow, Robbie is a past student of Victoria Junior School, Barrow, before moving on to St Bernard’s High School to do his GCSEs.

Robbie works alongside his father, Andy Gaffney, at Fry’s Confectioners, in the Market Hall, Barrow.

He said: “It means the absolute world to be crowned prom king.

“I've had a tough couple of years but things really seem to be turning round for me and winning prom king is just amazing. I just want to make people aware of all the work I do for the local community and also charities.

“I want to say a huge thank you to my mum, Joanne, and my dad, Andy, for everything, also a huge thank you to my best friend and prom date, Kelsey, and her family, as well as everyone that voted for me.”

Prom queen Melissa Lacey, 16, stood out at Dowdales prom, held at Netherwood Hotel, Grange, with her glamorous dress.

Askam girl Melissa is a past pupil of Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School, Dalton. She moved with her family to York for a time before returning to the area and ending her school days at Dowdales.

Melissa has a part-time job working at Abbey House Hotel and is hoping to study a diploma in childcare at Furness College next year.

“Being prom queen means a lot to me because it was an expensive day for my family and this is the best thank you to my mum. I would like to say thank you to my mum, Nicola, and step-dad, Andy for everything.” said Melissa.

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Robbie - you so deserve this, and I hope many more good things come your way X
P.S. You were SUPERB as Ryan in HSM :)

Posted by Gabriellasmum on 25 July 2012 at 20:28

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