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Coordinating an unforgettable event

The Junior Class Board puts together preparations for Prom
Daiten Gubbels
The Prom theme was ‘A Night in the Jungle,’ and the Junior Class Board executive team worked hard to make this Prom a memorable one. They have spent a lot of time preparing and were excited to finally see all of their efforts pay off. “The members of the Junior Class Board volunteer to help set up for Prom; the executive members will be there to help guide their vision along with Mrs.Mcenaney and any of the parents that volunteer,” Verby said. “Many of us have friends outside of JCB that have volunteered their time to come and help us set up this year so we can get done as quickly as possible.”

On April 20, starting at 7:30 p.m., Prom was held at the CHI Health Center. A lot of preparations by the Junior Class Board went into Prom such as deciding a theme and setting up Prom decorations.

The Prom theme was ‘A Night in the Jungle,’ chosen by the Junior Class Board. They met every day last week to set up decorations. Some decorations were pieces they already had from past events, but they redecorated them slightly to match the theme. The Junior Class Board made most of the decorations and used Amazon and Etsy to find the things they needed.

We have made lots of preparations before Prom,” junior Skylar Christian said. “To ensure that we don’t have to set up at CHI for too long, we have made our centerpieces, balloon arch and stage decorations ahead of time.”

The Junior Class Board decided on the theme by brainstorming lots of ideas, and then they voted on a Google Form for everyone’s favorite. After narrowing down all the answers, they had their final decision. Even though not all of the members participated in making the decorations, they all had a part in the final product.

“The decorations were all made by the executive members,” junior Makenna Verby said. “I am a public relations Vice President, but as a whole, we all helped each other instead of just leaving it up to our Vice President of decorations.”

A lot goes into Prom planning and Verby stresses that not many people understand how difficult it is and how many factors there are. Luckily, the executive team was already a tight-knit group, so Prom preparation was more fun and easier than it would be with others. 

“I think our favorite thing has been being able to work together and collaborate on our ideas with the rest of the board,” Christian said. “Everybody can have a sprinkle of what they like in the decorations. Also just being able to be involved in such a huge event and part of the school year that several upperclassmen look forward to.”

Prom was, in fact, an unforgettable experience for many juniors and seniors. The Junior Class Board worked very hard to make it so. 

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Ariana Griffin, Staff Reporter
As a senior, this is Ana's second year on the CATalyst staff. She was previously the Online Editor-in-Chief for the CATalyst website and worked with the radio as part of the High School Radio Project. Ana looks forward to writing compelling stories and interviewing new people. Outside of journalism, Ana enjoys drawing, writing, reading and video games. She looks forward to getting to know the rest of the staff and working together with them to produce new and interesting content.

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