Local schools practice varying policies during upcoming prom-related events
As the days count down approaching Prom for WHS, other local schools prepare for their own proms and their own unique twist on the
meaningful night. While these schools all mirror the usual progression of Grand March, Prom, followed by Post Prom, the details of these events vary from school toschool.
According to Lynn Taylor,
prom adviser and Science Dept. member at Triway High School, said their Grand March is what makes their Prom unique, explaining that students have incorporated helicopters, trucks, tractors, horses, buggies and four wheelers.
At Norwayne, Lisa Piatt, junior class adviser and librarian, said the Prom committee deserves credit for putting together and making their Prom memorable.
“Our Prom committee puts inalotoftimetomakeour Grand March and dinner dance top notch. We put a lot of time into decorations and have our junior and senior class officers involved with the decision making,” Piatt said.
Piatt also disclosed that Prom dresses have been a hot topic at Norwayne, as girls are required to have their dresses screened in order to not have duplicates and to make sure dresses
are not too revealing.
Class President and Student Body Vice President Mimi Wiles (11) says planning Prom is a challenging process due to the
expectations involved. “Everyone works hard and
efficiently, which is amazing because the whole thing can be stressful. Not only do we have to create a perfect Prom that is financially possible, but we also have to consider how much the student body will enjoy it because it is their night,” Wiles said.
Prom will take place on May 13. According to Ruff, the only remaining set-up duties are
Smithville utilizes Tri-County rules for dresses and other situations that may arise according to Nate Gaubatz, principal at Smithville High School. Gaubatz stated the school makes their Prom stand out by doing a good job of getting people to commit and take part in activities.
None of the three schools utilize a breathalyzer prior to any events, according to Taylor, Piatt and Gaubatz.
However, they all have police officers on watch for suspicious behavior.
Norwayne’s and Smithville’s Prom is May 6, while Triway’s is on May 20.
Post prom for Norwayne is held at Kalahari, Fun N’ Stuff at Macedonia for Smithville and Triway’s Post Prom is in the Ashland recreation center.