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Prom in a pandemic

As the end of high school approaches for many seniors many schools, many senior activities that help commemorate the year needed to be canceled. For schools that are hosting events such as prom, which acts as a rite of passage for all seniors, one may ask what does a prom will look like during a pandemic?

Detroit Public Schools Community District schools, such as Communication & Media Arts High School, are planning on hosting a floating cathedral ballroom on Laurel Manor’s estate for students to have a fun yet safe event with their piers.

At CMA, if students choose to participate in prom, they must submit a negative COVID-19 test taken 24 hours before the event.

“I’m excited to go to prom however, I feel it takes away from the prom experience itself and it’s not going to live up to our expectations," said Zaria from CMA. 

With students excited to see their peers maybe even for the first time in months at one of the most meaningful and memorable senior events of the year, we can close out this year saying although it wasn’t the typical senior experience it will never be forgotten.


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