Page 1: Seniors get their prom after all

Haley Waughtal

Despite the setbacks and challenges with Covid-19, prom is happening. 

Prom is from 8-10:30 p.m. on May 1 at DHS.

Seniors are grateful and excited to get to experience this high school tradition. 

“I feel like prom is something every high schooler should experience, so I am definitely looking forward to having one,” senior Kyla Hornback said. “Even though my class missed out last year, I am happy that we have been given the chance to go this year, especially since we are seniors.”

Some logistics about the event have changed, though. Only DHS seniors can attend, while underclassmen can attend if asked by a senior. 

“I am just so joyful that we have a prom at all,” senior Allison Harris said. “I’m so excited to see how my grade has grown because of Covid. I don’t get to see anyone at all. I’m excited to just have fun with some friends and to dance the night away.” 

Dress shopping has started. 

“As of right now I am planning on going with my friend group. We are excited and have been dress shopping. I still haven’t found the right dress, though. Hopefully, I will soon,” Harris said. 

Though students are enthusiastic prom is happening, there are still worries because of the pandemic. 

“Covid-19 has kind of taken away a lot of things from seniors this year, but I am glad we are still having one. I am worried though, they might decide to cancel it. I am really hoping they don’t and I am kind of worried about Covid still,” senior Sierra Duckworth said.

Some worried about how fun it will be due to Covid precautions. It will be smaller because it’s senior-invite only, while in years past, juniors could invite guests, as well. Also,  masks must be worn, and social distancing is expected.

“I am mostly worried that it might get shut down by (Sedgwick County, but also I am worried that it will be worse with the Covid precautions. Not necessarily because of the safety measures themselves, but them and how people will react to them,” senior Sam Harrison said. “I still think it will be a good time, just not the prom that we are supposed to have.”

The overall theme of emotions is just gratitude.

“Since we got lucky enough to be able to have a prom, I am really hoping everyone follows the rules set in place due to Covid,” Hornback said.