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Class of 2019 Parents Against May 2nd Prom

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The administration of Sharon High School has recently proposed that Senior Prom be on May 2nd of next year, in order to avoid problems that occurred with the Senior Class of 2018. However, in doing this, the Class of 2019 is being blamed for the wrongdoings of the former senior class. Not only does this punish the Class of 2019 for having done nothing wrong, but it has no direct effect on the seniors’ actions. In addition, the juniors have already planned and were extremely close to commiting to a prom venue on a specific date in May of 2019, but forcing the prom to be on May 2nd would put everyone back to square one with finding a venue in the price range we can afford for that date. As if that were not enough, prom venues are significantly more expensive on Thursday nights.

Furthermore, having senior prom on a school night will only take away from students’ focus in class since we are expected to attend school the following day. To make matters even worse, not only would prom take place in the middle of the week, but also occur only days before AP exams begin. Senior prom is one of the major events that signify the end of one’s high school career and the last chance to bond and unify as a grade before everyone divides off into the world. Having Senior Prom on May 2nd will take away from the last precious moments for the senior class to unite, as students will be overwhelmed by preparing for AP exam, in addition to receiving regular homework from classes, and all the while attempting to enjoy their prom.

We, the undersigned, are parents who urge the incoming senior class of 2019 to act now to petition against having Senior Prom on May 2nd, 2019 in order to maintain the tradition of celebrating Senior Prom late in the year, in order to provide a night of carefree fun and celebration for several years of hard work and perseverance. Rather than complicating prom and adding to the stress of the Class of 2019, we kindly ask administration to reconsider and to allow tradition to continue as it should, for the betterment and enjoyment of the Senior Class of 2019.

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