The 2009 Liberty Ball this April was an elegant affair, organized by juniors Christy Hailes and Susanna Foote at the beautiful Foxchase Manor in Manassas, VA. As a highlight of the evening, senior Derek Archer delivered the famous Patrick Henry "give me liberty" speech -- and then turned to his girlfriend, sophomore Tricia Rohde, and proposed, to the delight of all those present. The event, a longstanding PHC tradition, was preceded by a few months' worth of ballroom dancing lessons presented by senior Paul-David Paratore and freshman Jacob Parrish.
Derek Archer proposes to Tricia Rohde
Derek dances with Tricia after the proposal
Apparently, Tricia accepts.
Derek Archer, after delivering the famous Patrick Henry speech, begins to propose to Tricia Rohde!
The string quartet, composed of PHC students Jon Roose, Paul Morin, Andrew Hull, and JP Snell
Girls congratulate Tricia