Juniors release prom details

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By The Staff

Los Alamos High School prom organizers have released information about the upcoming event.
The Class of 2016 is presenting “Prom 2015 — Moonlight Sonata.” The event will be at the Buffalo Thunder Resort near Pojoaque.
Organizers said the final plans are currently underway for the prom, which will be April 25.
The evening will begin with a welcome reception at the Buffalo Thunder starting at 6:30 p.m. That will be followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.
The dance will go through midnight.
Junior class representatives said they were “thrilled” to have a chance to make this a memorable event, in a statement.
“We as students think it is important that we recognize all the hard work and dedication we put into our time at LAHS,” the statement read in part. “Having a fantastic Prom is our way of recognizing each other.”
Here are the plans and information for the event:

• Tickets for the prom are $50 each. In previous years, senior class members haven’t had to pay for their tickets, but those events didn’t include dinner or a ballroom. Junior class representatives said they have surveyed seniors at registration and found that they overwhelmingly supported having the prom at Buffalo Thunder and would be willing to pay for their tickets to do so. The costs of holding the prom at Buffalo Thunder are completely covered by ticket sales.

• Transportation will be a parental decision. Buffalo Thunder will offer shuttles to take students to and from the resort. If students ride the shuttle down to Buffalo Thunder, they will also be required to ride the shuttle back. Additionally, students riding the shuttles will need to have a parent or guardian sign them in and out as they leave and return to LAHS. Those not taking the shuttle will have to have their parents’/guardians’ written permission to go by another means.

• Prom this year will include a full 3-course, sit-down dinner, complete with dessert and iced tea. The dinner will be held the grand ballroom, complete with full decor. There will be fine china, silver, chandeliers and linens on the table – all the elements for an elegant evening.

• The dance will be held in the ballroom as well. Access to the ballroom is highly controlled.  Only LAHS students and chaperones will be admitted to our area of the ballrooms. Students will be in the same area from the time they enter to the time they leave at the end of the dance. Students will be using the northwest entrance in the conference area, which is a completely separate area from the rest of the resort.

• Both students and parents are strongly discouraged from booking hotel rooms at Buffalo Thunder on the night of the prom. The hotel uses a “Red List” process which flags rooms which are put under students’ and/or parents’ names. Those rooms are monitored for noise and illegal activities.

• A limited number of scholarships will be available for students who would not otherwise be able to afford to go to Prom. Organizers said they want to make sure the event is accessible to all students. 

• Ticket sales will be held March 30-April 2 and April 13-17.