Prom is an exciting time for most juniors and seniors to buy tuxedos and dresses and invite their guests. As the second semester starts, some students are focused on planning and preparing for prom to make sure the guests have the time of their lives.
This year’s prom will be held on Saturday, April 27, and the theme is “Around the World in One Night.” The junior class officers are in charge of planning and organizing prom, which will be held in the Auxiliary Gym.
“We are going to have different places around the world featured in the gym,” said Junior Class President Maddy McDonald.
This year, prom will be catered by Sander Catering, and the DJ will be Carl Anderson, both of which were hired last year.
“Tickets will likely go on sale right after spring break and are $40 each for everyone except PHS seniors. Senior tickets are $10 each. Tickets will be sold in the treasurer’s office, and table sign-ups will be with Mrs. Hudelson,” said Junior Class Sponsor Chris Jones.
Any guest wishing to attend prom must be 20 years old or younger.
“Proof of identification must be provided to administrators prior to any guest attending prom who is not a PHS student,” said Jones.
The art department and the junior class officers plan to make some of the decorations needed for prom, but the prom account in the treasurer’s office has money saved in it. More money is planned to be raised in order to buy some of the decorations. The class officers will be selling prom tickets and hosting Mr. PHS to raise money.
This year, post prom will be held at the high school. The senior parents have raised money and planned many activities for the evening. The post prom theme is “Carnival.”
“We will have carnival games and inflatables, such as the Wrecking Ball and Blue Crush Obstacle Course. We will also have a photo booth,” said senior parent Destiny Cunningham.
The senior parents have conducted a variety of fundraisers this year in order to raise money for post prom. Parents have volunteered to work concessions at varsity football and basketball games, sold bags of peanuts with Texas Roadhouse coupons, sold pizza at lunch for students and hosted the White Castle Crave mobile at Walmart. They have also asked for grants from REMC for $500, PTO for $500 and FIA for $2000. So far, they have received $500 from REMC.
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for April 27.
Story by Lili Seals