Washington Evening Journal
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MT. PLEASANT — Mt. Pleasant Community High School hosted its first official prom in over a year Saturday. Students filled the gymnasium decorated with sparkly fringes and danced their heads off — but not their masks — at the 2021 prom.
The high school had to make some adjustments to it’s normal proceedings to ensure safety. Masks were required, each junior and senior was limited to two spectators for the promenade and social distancing was recommended.
According to high school Principal Todd Liechty it’s important that this time-honored tradition was able to happen this year after being canceled last year.
“The whole prom thing has always been giving the kids a chance at a formal, and they have that experience of dressing up and being on your best manners, and you attend a formal event,” Liechty said. “It's a life experience, so that's why prom is important, and they are making memories with each other that are going to last forever.”
The prom included promenade, a dance, and an after-prom event that had ax throwing, prize drawings and other activities.