By Terry Rogers
Milford High School juniors and seniors will celebrate a high school tradition on Saturday, May 10, when they and their guests attend the Junior-Senior Prom at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. The dance begins at 7:30 PM and ends at 11:30 PM. The theme for this year is “Arabian Nights.”
“Just as in year’s past, the event will begin with the Promenade or Grand March in the High School Auditorium around 5 PM,” said Seth Buford, co-advisor for the Class of 2015. “Admission is $3 with proceeds benefitting the Class of 2016. Mr. Ron Voshell, the Student Government Advisor, will MC the event this year.” Sean Brennan is the other co-chair for the Junior Class for this year.
Another tradition that will occur on May 10 is the After Prom Celebration, held at the school from 11:30 PM until 2:30 PM. The theme for After Prom is “A Magic Carpet Ride Around the World.” Students who purchased prom tickets were given passports with country names stamped inside. The passport indicates that photo booths and props will be available at each “country,” reminding students to bring their cameras. In addition, there will be an obstacle course and jousting, so students are encouraged to bring a change of clothing for the activities.
After Prom is held in the Milford High School gym, cafeteria and lobby, and no students are admitted to the event after 12:30 AM. After Prom began many years ago as a way to keep students from attending After Prom parties where alcohol may be available. Students who attend After Prom are eligible to win door prizes, which, in the past, have included items such as flat screen televisions, iPods and restaurant gift cards.
The Junior Class sponsors the prom each year and the parents of Junior Class students arrange for all the prizes, food and activities for After Prom.