Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Youth

April 17, 2009

BHS prom just around the corner

What is the exciting event that has all the Batesville High School junior and senior girls running around buying dresses and all the boys renting tuxedos? It should be no mystery ... the prom season is upon us!

The big night is Saturday, April 25. Two changes were made for the 2009 prom. The dance will be held at the old Batesville Middle School gymnasium and valet parking will be available for the first time.

“The reason we moved it to the old gym is because the space is a better fit for our student population,” commented prom sponsor and BHS teacher Megan Spreckelson. “The floor was refinished and the facilities were repainted last summer to make it a very nice, inviting space. The BHS gym is just too large and the old gym is also not used during the school day like the high school’s is so ... (decorations don’t) impact the day-to-day happening at BHS.”

The valets will be the Batesville Jaycees. They will park the vehicles in the “U” between Batesville Intermediate School and BMS.

The cost of going to this year’s prom can be as little or as much as students want. Prom is a formal event, meaning each boy must wear a suit, dress pants and a coat and tie or a tuxedo appropriate for a formal occasion. Each girl must wear a formal or semi-formal dress. “I’m excited to get all dressed up to go out and eat with my friends and boyfriend,” said senior Jessi Meyer.

Each junior and senior is entitled to bring one guest – either a fellow BHS student, a student attending another high school or a person 21 or younger.

Middle school students may not attend the prom. The guest registration form must be completed and approved by Spreckelson or prom sponsor and BHS teacher Amy McCabe before purchasing prom tickets.

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