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Northview students gear up for prom

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Junior and senior students at Northview High School are preparing for the annual celebration of prom, which will take place on April 18.

Art teacher Amy Wetnight and math teacher Shannon Sampson have been organizing the prom and post-prom activities, respectively, since January.

Wetnight and her committee of juniors have spent every Tuesday and Thursday after school preparing for the event.

This year's theme is "Sweet Kisses," and students will get to enjoy the evening at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, near Terre Haute.

Wetnight said she expects nearly 500 students to attend, from both the junior and senior classes.

She and the 20 students on the committee have been "covered in glitter" the past few weeks getting decorations ready.

"It's fun, it's very, very time consuming work. (The students) have been here every Tuesday and Thursday until 4:30 p.m. since January working on all of this stuff," she said.

The prom court will be revealed Wednesday, April 16.

Students who attend prom, and even those who do not, have the opportunity to attend post-prom at the Terre Haute Bowling Center.

Beginning at 12:30 a.m., students can "Rock Around the Clock" with games, bowling, food, music and door prizes.

Sampson said even though post-prom is not required, she encourages students to come enjoy a safe evening with their peers.

The $5 tickets are in the shape of 45 records, keeping with the 1950s theme.

Junior class parents will chaperone, including some parents who are police officers or Clay Community School Corporation staff.

The parents on Sampson's committee have been working to get area businesses to donate door prizes for the students as well as funds to help sponsor the event.

"Hopefully, every kid will leave with a prize," Sampson said.

She added that ticket sales makes up half of her budget.

Sampson has a daughter in the junior class and has simple advice for prom and post-prom attendees.

"Be safe and be smart. This night could impact the rest of your life, so make good decisions," Sampson advised.

Good decisions and good memories should mark a milestone evening for another class of students from Northview.

Upcoming editions of The Brazil Times will feature information about Clay City High School's prom.



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