Prom is the most magical evening of the year for almost every high school student. Salons are fully booked, girls are shopping for dresses, and everyone talks about who is going with whom. Once this endless chatter begins, we know prom season has begun.
“I’m really looking forward to having a fun night with all of my friends, wearing my dress and making memories that will last a lifetime,” said junior Reya Hancock.
This year’s prom will be on April 1 from 7-11 p.m. at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center with the theme “Agent 007.” Tickets went on sale at the student store in room 607, on Feb. 27 for $75, with the price increasing by $5 per week. The last day to buy tickets, for $90, will be March 31.
One of the most exciting and nerve-racking aspects about prom is dates. Every year, a “promposal” contest is available for everyone willing to participate. The most creative promposal will win two free tickets.
“I felt great because I put a lot of work into it to make it really special and he read it out loud in front of the class and I felt so happy that everyone got to see,” said Alyssa Porte after inviting her boyfriend.
Even though some people prefer to go by themselves, both men and women find prom to be something to look forward to.
“I see it as a way of a person going out their comfort zone by asking a person they like. It encourages creativity in the way you ask. I love how it brings your family and class together. You create memories that you will remember for the rest of your life,” said ASB Vice President Vadozzi Yasi.
However, big proposals, corsages, and color-coordinated outfits might not be for everyone.
For one night, the whole junior class will come together in the same place. Everyone gets to dance with people they usually don’t hang out with. We should celebrate the class unity that prom creates and inspires, because prom really is a once-in-a-lifetime event.