Story by AC Drennan
It’s an American tradition for high schools to throw an annual prom for juniors and seniors. Going to prom is important for seniors because it is the last big event for them before graduation. It gives students a chance to dress up and spend time with friends and dates.
Back in the day, people would just ask each other to prom, but now students spend days planning the perfect promposal. Many people spend thousands of dollars each year for prom and the promposal. But why is it so important? Why spend so much time and money to ask someone a yes or no question?
Though the tradition of prom has been around for years, promposals have become popular only recently. In the early 2000s when promposals first started to appear, people would rewrite love songs and play them over the P.A. systems. These days students
go all out. According to various financial websites, students spend an average of about $330 and still risk the chance of getting rejected.
Senior Hayden Gilliam plans to ask his girlfriend of about a year in a very big, special way. They both already know they’re going together, so why even make a big deal, for a question that’s already answered.
“It’s a fun tradition, and it makes the girl feel appreciated. Even though I already know we’re going together, I want to make her feel like a princess,” Gilliam said.
For people that aren’t dating anyone at the time, it may not be important to take a date, but it is a good opportunity to have a good time with close friends.
“My plans are to go out and have a good time with some of my closest friends and make some memories,” senior Elijah Garcia said.
Students have various plans for prom and to attend with different people but no matter what your plans are, the important thing is to have fun at one of the last high school events.