Students celebrate prom at Northern Collegiate

Enchanted Forest was this year's theme

Photo by Madison Taylor.

As high school comes near an end, the grade 12 and 12x students celebrate their prom night. Dresses are chosen, tuxes are rented, appointments made, and proposals were made.—all to commemorate this special occasion in a teenager’s life.

In the past, the prom served as a night-time dance that was similar to a debutante ball. Early proms were a time of firsts: the first adult social event for teens, the first time taking the family at out after dark, the first real formal affair, etc. It is believed that proms were held since the 1800s, but prom pictures and yearbook coverage was not seen until the 1930s-1940s.

This weekend, Northern celebrated its prom night with Enchanted Forest as the theme. The prom committee worked very hard to promote, setup, and cleanup for the night. Lighting, shrubbery, and floral arrangements were needed to create that “magical forest” look.

Traditionally, the students took a trip to take individual and group pictures at the Blue Water Bridge. Students would gather around looking for friends and/or family to take photos with to remember their special night.

Gina Knieschke, an exchange student from Germany,  thought that prom was “amazing and beautiful.”

As this season of prom comes to an end, more memories are created that will last a lifetime.

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