The 2012 prom changes are sparking conversation

Prom is a big deal for many reasons. For underclassmen, it is their first real opportunity to take part in an event of this magnitude with their fellow high school students.

For seniors, it is a night they will remember for the rest of their lives; the night that wraps up their high school career with a bang, giving them the chance to spend and incredible evening with the friends they have grown up with since kindergarten. With so much pressure riding on this one night of the entire school year, it is a pretty big risk to make changes, not knowing exactly how they will work out.

“Prom changes every year. Mrs. Tucker has a different vision for each Prom that she designs, and she’s designed a lot of Proms.

“This year we will be changing around things like the entrance for students, where the food will be served, and the seating arrangements will be different given the change of venue,” said Prom co-sponsor, Chris Jones.

One of the major changes being made to this year’s Prom is the location. Rather than being held in the main gym, it will be in the relatively new lower gym.

“This year the Prom is moving to the auxiliary gymnasium for the first time simply to explore different venues that our school and its most recent projects have to offer. We will try it out this year and if it works out better than we may do it there again. If we decide we like the main gymnasium and cafeteria better we can always move it back next year,” said Jones.

While many students are having doubts about the changes being made to Prom this year, all there is to do is hope for the best and remember that Prom is in the capable hands of staff that have been doing this for many years.

Info by Alyson Graham