Prom season approaches quickly
March 16, 2017
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Preparations for prom have begun.
Since the middle of January, the ASB dance commission has been hard at work, coordinating details for the 2017 prom.
The event is scheduled to take place on April 28 at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco and is open to all students who are juniors and seniors at Carlmont as well as their dates.
“We usually start preparing for prom right after formal is over, so around January. While going from one dance to another is hectic, I think we do a good job preparing ahead of time to make sure that we can accomplish each event successfully,” said Becky Kosovsky, a sophomore and a member of the dance commission.
Prom ticket sales will start the week of April 16 and end two weeks later. Each ticket will cost around $80.
Michelle Tenin, a junior and a member of the dance commission said, “Prom tickets sales will be going on right after spring break and continue for two weeks. I have to admit that it’s not an ideal timing. However, earlier this year we did experience the same type of situation with formal tickets going on sale after winter break. I think that when it comes down to it, this does make it hard to advertise ticket sales effectively.”
In the past, Carlmont prom has consisted of good food, lots of friends, and tons of dancing. However, this year, ASB plans to include new activities to engage all different types of people.
“The venue this year has allowed us to expand prom in ways we have never done before. There is going be tons of vendors with food and different activities not associated with the dance floor, one being karaoke,” said Tenin.
However, while ASB hopes to expand prom, they only have a certain budget to work with for this dance.
“The most difficult part of the planning process of prom is choosing how we want to spend our budget and where we want the money to go. From the minute we begin planning, we have a ton of exciting things we want to have at prom, but with a limited amount of money, we always end up having to take things out,” said Kosovsky.
While many await to see what is in store for prom this year, others are becoming more open to the idea of attending the event.
“Over the past couple of months, I’ve become more interested in attending prom. My friends always talk about how much fun it is and I think that going would give me the full high school experience. I’ve heard that every year they decide to do something different with the dance and I’m really excited to see what they do this year,” said Peter Woolworth, a junior at Carlmont.