PROM POSTPONED

Due to the Coronavirus, Prom has been canceled until further notice

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Gabby Hicks

Many SHS students have already purchased prom attire and face the threat of wasted money.

Gabby Hicks, Sports Editor

As the school year comes to a close, senior-based events both official, and unofficial, such as academic achievement night, prom, skip day, senior sunset and other events are being impacted due to nation’s coronavirus pandemic.

Due to the soft school closure through April 20 by Idaho’s State Board of Education, prom has been canceled. The formal dance exclusive to seniors and their dates was scheduled for Saturday, April 25. 

One of the biggest planning events, senior class officers had been working on prom since the beginning of the year.

“Prom was essentially completely planned up until this point,” senior class president Savannah Morgan said. “We had our DJ, location, tickets, and most of our decorations assembled. Prom is a very memorable part of senior year, so we are trying to stay positive and hope that our hard work will pay off.”

There is potential of prom being rescheduled, possibly sometime in May. Senior class vice president Kendall Mitton still holds hope that will happen.

“While we are really sad about Prom being cancelled, we understand the circumstances and we hope to reschedule it later in the year,” Mitton said.

Not just for Mitton, but for all of the class of 2020, the cancellation of Prom is an extremely disappointing announcement. 

Girls who have already purchased their dresses, boys who have had the perfect way to ask their date planned, and everyone who has been waiting to have one last special moment with their peers are all hopeful for their Senior Prom to be rescheduled in May.