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Change MCHS Prom!

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For the past years, MCHS prom has been held at Germanna. However, due to the ocurance of some events, we are no longer allowed to use Germanna. This year, it was decided that prom would be held at Graves Mountain Lodge under the pavilion with rented Porta-Potties. This location is used throughout the year for local events, but would not be a convienent location for prom for the following reasons:

- It is quite a drive for some students and not a familiar route for others to drive

- There is very little/ no cell service at Graves which may be unsettling for some parents if they cannot contact their child if needed

- Prom will be in April which usually has a decent amount a rain throughout the month. A chance of rain would making driving more difficult and cause mud which would potentially ruin dresses, hair, makeup, shoes, etc. Along with the cosmetic side of things, porta-potties are unsanitary and are not convenient with long dresses.

- Graves would be cheap/free for prom and using the money the students helped raise would be a waste to use on porta-potties. Multiple students said they know local businesses that would be willing to donate to help support prom.

It was unfortunate that we are no longer able to use Germanna for prom and that there had to be a search for a new location. However, Graves was picked without any input from the student body or the parents. With this choice of venue, students would prefer the location be moved. There a ton of other nice, convenient, fair-priced venues in Madison as options for prom (even using the gyms or cafeterias in the schools would be an option).

I would ask that you sign this petition if you support a location change of prom to make it more enjoyable for everyone, especially the seniors since it's their last one!

(Also, no hate towards Graves! It's a beautiful location for local events such as festivals, but would not be the ideal location for prom!)

Thanks y'all!

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