Over Mother's Day weekend, Coronado High School held their 2012 Prom, 1950's style, at Paradise Point Resort and Spa tucked away on an island on Mission Bay. CHS students were treated to a delicious dinner, music, beautiful ocean views in an elegant tropical setting; the perfect spot for a memerable evening.
While most schools hold prom only for seniors, CHS celebrates this school milestone with both seniors and juniors. For seniors, this festive time coincides with college acceptances and the prospect of graduation. But for juniors, the traditional school dance takes place amid AP exams, SAT's and other academic responsibilities.
Whatever the case may be, CHS students celebrated prom season in grand style, and the anticipation for this momentous occasion starts building weeks in advance. Students go to great lengths to find the perfect dress or evening gowns, and the men search for tuxedos color-coordinating their ties to their date's frocks.
In this day and age, every aspect leading up to the Big Prom Night hasn’t changed much since our parents were in high school. The tradition still holds true where a boy asks a girl, pays for her ticket or bid, and corsage. Of course, a girl still shows her gratitude to the boy and pays for his boutonniere.
However, one thing that has evolved into a modern-day tradition and that is the way a boy asks a girl to prom. Over the years, this tradition has changed and now challenges boys to come up with bigger and more creative ways to ask a girl to prom.
A few ways the custom of asking a girl to prom now includes surprising the girl with balloons, putting a sign on the white board in her class room, or placing a rose on her desk each class period with the final one having a note on it. The best thing about the month of May is seeing girls here and there walk around campus with flowers, cookies, balloons or candy wrapped in their arms due to a boy asking her to prom earlier that day.
Another tradition that is unique to Coronado, is posing for photos at the Coronado Ferry Landing. It is a splendid sight for visitors to this picturesque spot to see girls in evening dresses and long flowing gowns, or men in sleek tuxedos milling about having their photos taken before boarding limousines, party buses and cars to make their way down to prom.
Dinner was served at this year's “50s” themed prom where attendees had the option of dining on chicken, boneless ribs or ravioli while enjoying old vinyl records scattered about the ballroom.
CHS Prom 2012 was a night to remember! But the best part, was enjoying a sophisticated night away from the confines of our classrooms to enjoy the evening dancing, talking with our friends, and, most importantly, making life-long memories.
What are your recollections of Prom at CHS?
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