Prom for high schoolers all around the world embraces a time for people of a generation to come together. With this experience, people from all walks of life, people who’d normally go unnoticed in everyday life, can come together through music and dance. East Hamilton’s Midnight Masquerade is a great example of an ultimate prom occasion. With interviews from those who went, we can get a feel of the overall experience of our school’s prom.
As you walk into the venue, you are immediately greeted with lights, music, and a contagious energy that makes you want to dance. Some people immediately gather on the dancefloor, others go visiting the photo booth or decide to socialize by the fireplace. In all corners of the room there is excitement and aura of fun in the air. Even people who you’d normally not talk to everyday, these are some people that you’ll enjoy your time with. Prom can also be a bittersweet memory of a last hurrah for seniors who will be graduating soon. This allows friends to come together and celebrate their life and the community they’ve built at school. The atmosphere gives off a sense of belonging and parting for the community built at East Hamilton high school.
From an anonymous source, we can get insight on whether or not prom is as big a deal as everyone makes it and also what the overall appeal of prom generally is. “Prom, in my opinion, is kind of overrated. It’s the same people who you’ve gone to school with for the same four years, and it’s just like any other school dance you’d go to in high school.” Later that night we also got the point of view from a fellow senior at East Hamilton. “My favorite part about prom was mainly the process of getting dressed up, eating out with my friends, and the overall preparation. I think people are attracted to the aesthetic and idea of prom but in reality it’s not like that. Prom is only as fun as you make it.”
Prom king, Calvin Tobin, says that prom was an incredible experience and he was honored to be nominated. “A lot of people came up to me saying that they voted for me but it still was kind of surreal that I, out of all the nominees won. I only came to East Hamilton last year but during that time I really found my own community and group of friends that I’m sad to say goodbye to.” Tobin says that his favorite part about prom was taking pictures with his teachers and all his peers congratulating him. “Mr. Ford, the theatre teacher, and I took a photo with all the other theatre kids. We’ve all worked hard in all the plays we produced so I was really happy to get a last memory with my favorite teacher."
In conclusion, prom is an event that depends on how an individual makes it out to be. You don’t have to go to prom in order to have a great last memory for a senior year, and you don’t have to go if you want to just have fun getting ready and going out to a special place. People can have fun going or not going to prom. Prom however, does provide an opportunity of connecting with people you normally wouldn’t and an occasion that you can talk about and remember in later years of your last events in high school. Prom is just another school dance, but it’s what that last school dance means to you that showcases its importance.
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