The fun festivities of prom are approaching: here’s what you need to know

Start practicing your dance moves for April 28th


Kelly Shields and Corbyn Vaow

Get ready as the fun and formal festivities of prom are approaching! Prom is a High School tradition that was initially started as a way to promote formal etiquette in colleges in the 1800’s, but moved to high school’s in the early 1900’s and didn’t become popular until the 1920’s.

The dance will be held at the Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster on Saturday, April 28th.

Ellie Shannon, a senior at Mead and member of Student Council, explained that prom will be held at this venue, because “[they] needed to be able to hold 500 people and [this] was the best place for it.”

The theme for the dance is “A Journey to Neverland,” according to Anna Maher, another senior and Student Council member.

The dance will start at 8 and end at 11.

After the dance, students can join Student Council at the school for continued festivities. After Prom will begin at midnight and go until around 2 or 2:30 in the morning.

For those interested in prom royalty, make sure to check Schoology. “Mr. Kaufman will be sending out a poll about a week before prom, and the winners will be announced during the dance,” says Shannon.

As prom season is approaching it’s VERY important to remain eligible to attend. Some factors that might prohibit a student from attending the dance are failing classes, poor attendance, or punishable actions that result in suspension or expulsion.

Unless asked by an upperclassmen, the dance is strictly for juniors and seniors only. If interested in bringing a date from another school, visit the front office for permission slips.

Tickets will be on sale in the front office starting April 11, and you must have a signed dance contract turned in.

Remember, prom is an extremely special privilege that has been granted to the students at Mead High, so don’t litter the night with profanities, inappropriate dancing, or illegal substances.