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    Prom right around the corner


    Attention junior and seniors: it is officially prom season. Gonzaga Prom is on Friday, May 17 at the National Building Museum featuring a live band, DJ, catered food and a greeting line of our very own Gonzaga teachers, coaches, and staff.

    “Prom is a great formal event to celebrate students and all that they have achieved this year and to send off the seniors,” said Ms. Caitlin Farley, director of student activities.

    The National Building Museum is a stunning venue with ornate 100 ft columns, golden arches, and an indoor fountain. The National Building Museum previously held many presidential inaugural balls going all the way back to President Grover Cleveland. 

    “Prom is a real true celebration of the Gonzaga brotherhood,” said Mr. Jim Kilroy, assistant headmaster of student life.

    Check-in for Prom begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. with the doors closing. The doors will reopen at 11 p.m. Students can take shuttles from Gonzaga to the Building Museum if they wish to check in there.  

    “It’s really important to bring the community together,” Matthew Clifford ‘24 said. 

    Prom is a great place to hang out with fellow classmates out of school in a non-school environment.

    Stone Photography will also be there taking pictures so make sure to wear your nicest tux. Dress attire is formal (black tie optional). 

    “Students need to be on the same page with their friend groups and their parents.  We talked a lot about respect for the people working the event, respect for oneself in terms of substances,  so I absolutely think that you can and should attend prom and be able to do so and have fun without the need of any foreign substance in your body,” Mr. Kilroy said.

    Prom has some negative connotations with it dealing with the use of alcohol and drugs. It is necessary to stay on the same page as your friends and avoid peer pressure to have a fun Gonzaga Prom experience and most importantly stay safe.

    Tickets will be sold on the Gonzaga website for $65 per person ($130 per couple). There will be a Google form to fill out as well as a contract to sign. Tickets can be picked up in Student Services. Also, expect to attend a pre-prom meeting before May 17.

    The Student Government will be sending an email containing more detailed information about the event.

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