Student Government works diligently to stage nearing dance
The planning of WHS’ 2017 prom began at the end of the 2016 school year, and the dance’s set up is nearly completed.
The duty of planning Prom traditionally falls upon the junior class, who will begin their work near the end of their sophomore year.
WHS Science Dept. member Dylan Ruff advises this year’s Junior Class and carries out the responsibilities of purchasing and ordering after Student Council members have decided on what they want for the dance. Ten students comprise the Prom committee, and the planning was conducted at biweekly meetings.
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 13th. According to Ruff, the only remaining set-up duties are minor and purely cosmetic.
This year, Prom will be held at Greenbriar Conference & Party Center. Wiles states the switch has made the process of setting up and organizing the event far easier for the students involved.
Despite its challenges, Ruff’s states that his first time planning Prom was highly rewarding. Ruff further states that class advisors are only involved in the planning process for a single year.
Zach Dreher (11) took part in organizing Prom, and states picking the theme for the dance was an enjoyable part of the process. Overall, Dreher says the experience has been a beneficial one.