After prom details announced


Jordan DeRoos/The Dragon

Steven Williams ’16 races down an inflatable at last year’s after prom. Possible gift cards to be won include to Zombie Burger, Jimmy Johns, Subway, American Eagle, Hollister, movie passes, El Mariachi, Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks.

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After prom will take place May 13 when prom concludes. It will be held at the high school and will be open for entry from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m for juniors and seniors. It will conclude around 5:00 a.m. After students leave, they will not be able to reenter. There is no cost to attend, nor does anything in the event cost money. “I want to win stuff,” Jordan DeRoos ’18 said. “The hypnotist sounds really funny, too.”

The theme of this year’s prom is The Wizardly World of Harry Potter. “After prom is a safe, fun way to spend time with friends following the dance,” After Prom Prize Committee Chair Theresa McClure said.

A student does not have to go to the dance to attend after prom. However, many students change out of their formal attire and wear more comfortable clothes. Tuxes rented at Stacey’s can be returned at after prom.

After prom activities include games like laser tag, poker, bingo and inflatables as well as a hypnotist from Chicago. “It’s also a great opportunity to win prizes,” McClure said.

Many prizes can be won like gift cards to restaurants and gas stations in Johnston, DVDs, as well as raffle and grand prizes including cash, drones, laptops, Go-Pro cameras, TVs, mini fridges, hammocks, Keurig machines, a Lifetime membership and reserved parking at new high school. “Many students complained last year that the juniors got all of the prizes,” McClure said. “We are going to try and divide things better this year between the classes.”

For example, only seniors will win the mini fridges and Keurigs as those are items to take to college. Only juniors will win the reserved parking spots at the high school. All other prizes will be divided equally between the classes as far as raffle and grand prizes.

Food and drinks will be donated by local businesses including Starbucks, Friedrichs, pizza, sub sandwiches, Buffalo Wild Wings, walking tacos and frozen yogurt from Orange Leaf.