The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

School Columnists

May 22, 2013

After weeks of hard work, Jefferson prom-goers enjoy 'fairytale' evening

JEFFERSON — After hours of preparation and anticipation, Jefferson Area High School students flooded in the Spire Institute April 27 for their fairytale-themed prom, “Happily Ever After.”

The “magic” began at the beginning of the school year when junior class officers, Tayler Johnson, Kaydee DeVivo, Bernadette Geraghty and Sarah Brooke consulted with the junior class adviser, Terri Parma, and arranged several fund-raisers to help with the costs of prom. Their fund-raisers included the “Spring Scurry” a 5K run in Jefferson, an Avon fund-raiser, a coffee sale and a spirit-wear sale.

Junior class vice president Kaydee DeVivo said, “We began tossing around prom theme ideas in November.”

“As prom adviser, the preparation for prom takes many hours and cooperation from my junior class officers,” Parma said. “With that being said, I feel the preparation was executed to perfection.”

The school guidance counselor Lisa Newhart felt that planning prom was a heavy task and gave credit to those who planned it. “A lot of planning goes into preparing for the night and as with any event a lot of details come into play the day of or day prior to the event,” she said. “I feel Mrs. Parma and her officers did a great job planning and executing this year’s prom.”

Before students were able to enter the dance they signed in at the ticket table. At this time they were examined for dress code violations. The prom dress code was issued two years ago at Jefferson Area High School as a way to keep dances appropriate and ensure students were dressed respectfully. Thankfully there were no issues with the dress code and all students dressed according to its standards. Seniors Ashton Allen and Amanda Krause had to keep the dress code in mind while purchasing a dress for their prom and they agreed that it was very reasonable.

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