“Night Under the Big Top” to be a big time


It’s that time of year again. Boys are blushing as they paint “prom?” onto cars, girls are favoriting hair styles on their Pinterest accounts, and teachers are hushing chatter about dinner reservations.

This year’s prom will be held on Friday, April 27 at Marbles Museum downtown. That Friday school day will be a 2 1/2 hour early release, providing females optimum primp time.

Marbles will be decorated with paper lanterns in honor of the “Vintage Circus” theme. Parent volunteers will also be serving circus themed foods in a room separate from the main dance floor.

“I think we picked a theme that goes well with our location,” said Claire Coward, junior class president. “Marbles will be a really nice backdrop.”

The dance will be held from 7 to 11, and students should expect to be breathalyzed upon entry.

At past dances, many students have criticized the lighting of the dance floor and unappealing music. “We’re trying to turn off more lights, and we didn’t provide any extra lighting to make it brighter,” said Coward of the problems. “We’re also using a different DJ whose been used at a lot of proms. He should do a good job.”

Like last year, junior and senior students will be able to name a prom King and Queen. Nominations take place during all three lunches and after school. Voting for the winner will take place during pride period the week of prom so the winner can be announced at the dance.

“I’m expecting a pretty fun prom this year,” said Coward, who took an optimal role in planning. “We’re hoping for at least 600 attendees.”


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