By Caleb Curtiss
Published April 28, 2017
The men have asked the women for their hands to the dance. Prom is tomorrow and many students on the Prom committee have been working extremely hard to make our school into a casino. At the front of it all is Mrs. Briana Tetrick. This is her first year being the Prom coordinator and she is hoping to make it an extraordinary night.
"It's stressful, but I have a very good group of girls," Tetrick said. "They are so efficient and they are pretty driven to make it look good and get it done. They're seniors, so it makes sense."
This year’s Prom is unlike Proms from year’s past. There will be a King, Queen, Prince, and Princess attending this year’s Prom. Also there will be mock gambling and prizes for students who attend. There will be a roulette wheel and blackjack tables. The prizes include two Instec cameras, a Visa gift card, a Paulbeck’s gift card, and “the Giant Mystery Gift.” Junior and Prom princess candidate Kate Kokesh hopes she wins one of the Instec Cameras.
"The students said they wanted to (have prom royalty) and I thought that if they wanted to do it, we might as well," Tetrick said.
Grand March (where Prom goers stand on stage for pictures) will be held at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Aitkin High School. Anyone interested can go see the handsome, young men stroll with their elegant sweethearts on their arm for only $3. Also Prom King, Queen, Prince, and Princess will be crowned at the end of the ceremony.
The actual Prom will start at 7:30 p.m. when the students will eat dinner and then hit the dance floor for an eventful night. Then if the students are still hungry, pizza will arrive at 10 p.m. Students will be able to leave when they feel they’ve had enough dancing and are ready to drive safely to wherever they may be going.