Many worry immensely about prom, while others decide to not sweat the little things. Junior Brad Kerkhoff said, “I don’t worry about a thing, I just enjoy a carefree night.” Senior Dylan Jensen shares Kerkhoff’s mindset.
One worry everyone shares to some degree is expressed by one of the school's AFS students, Karl Segerborg, who said, “I worry about the DJ playing good music.” But in order to get to that hallowed dance hall you need a date.
When asked how he would ask a girl to prom Junior Brad Kerkhoff said, “I’d ask in a cool, fancy way, like the girls like it. But not too over the top.”
Segerborg however has the confidence of a lion and would get a date to prom by simply saying, “Sup. Want to go to prom?”
Junior Trevor Smith, with the help of Lauren Graeve, put together a movie with pictures of him and his girlfriend, Bailey Nelson; at the end he asked her to prom. She of course couldn’t turn down such a sweet gesture.
Many girls are most concerned about what they’re going to wear. Senior Kara Christensen said, “My biggest fear about prom night is that my hair and makeup won’t turn out like I practiced it, but I won’t let it ruin my night.”
Junior Ruby Johnson is in charge of the Grand March committee this year, and she said, “I definitely have put more work into the details of the Grand March instead of myself, but I just want it to be a success. My biggest concern is not having enough decorations and supplies, while decorating the day of prom.” Many of the seniors have said that they are way less stressed this year, probably because they aren’t in charge of making prom a success. It’s their turn to sit back and relax.
The theme of this year’s prom is “A Night in Paris.” Many girls are taking this theme into account while choosing their dresses. A general theme this year seems to be a more elegant and classy style. A common time to start focusing on prom seems to be around January. Maddie Christensen said, “January is when it starts crossing my mind, but I don’t really start taking action until early March; that’s when I focus on dress shopping.” Prom isn’t a cheap event. On average a girl spends around $400 depending on what dress she decides to order plus shoes, hair, makeup, and nails.
As much fun as prom can be, it can also be a little pricey for boys. Both Jensen and Kerkhoff spent anywhere from $120-$150, including dinner at the banquet and their tux. Segerborg noted that he only bought a vest and tie, as he already owned the other articles of clothing.
Whether you're the type of person that has everything planned down to the last detail, or the person who chooses to just go with the flow, prom is sure to be a fun filled night.