COVID-19 school closure cancels 2020 prom

Seniors continue to face delays in their final year

Seniors Garrett Snowden, prom queen Maggie Luhrman and Josh Martinez move their hands and legs to the music (from Prom 2018)

Devan Corbyn

Seniors Garrett Snowden, prom queen Maggie Luhrman and Josh Martinez move their hands and legs to the music (from Prom 2018)

Chloe Presley-Gundaker, Managing Editor

Mere days after the news that spring break would be extended to April 3, principal Michael Wahl made yet another announcement. 

“At this time, we are cancelling the SVHS prom currently scheduled for April 18 at the JW Marriott,” Wahl said. “We know that our students will be disappointed, but we believe that given the current situation that we must act out of an abundance of caution and make the best decisions for our students as we can.”

Due to the coronavirus spreading rapidly in the US, seniors won’t get to experience an event that is usually anticipated during the final year of high school. Juniors, too, won’t have a chance.

“The reason I am so upset at the cancellation of prom is because my date is a senior, and I’m a junior. So considering this is his last year I don’t get to have that experience with him,” junior Brenna Collins said. “It is very disheartening for me especially since I bought a dress and shoes already.”

With all of this in mind, the administration and district urges us to keep our hopes and spirits up in such confusing and troubling times. 

“Thank you for your understanding as we work through the issues resulting from this unprecedented situation,” Wahl said. 

 

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