New restrictions on after-prom

May 13, 2004, midnight | By Caitlin Garlow | 16 years, 8 months ago

Juniors and seniors will not be allowed to bring a guest to after-prom, which will take place on May 30 from 1:00 a.m to 5:00 a.m., unless they bring their guest to the prom.

Last year, juniors and seniors who did not attend the prom were permitted to bring a guest from another grade or another school, providing that both students showed identification.

The PTSA After-Prom Committee changed the guest rule this year because "last year [there were] probably 100 to 200 kids who stood outside the door and just waited for a junior or senior to let them in," according to PTSA After-Prom Committee Chair William Ramsey. Because after-prom is an event designated for juniors and seniors, the guest rule produced a couple hundred "who weren't supposed to be there," according to Ramsey.

Blair's after-prom is free for all juniors and seniors. Food, activities, contests and prizes are all free, and this year, according to Ramsey, prizes will be given out every hour. New wristbands with call numbers will be used for lotteries and also as a way of giving after-prom "more structure," said Ramsey.

Students must enter after-prom before 2:30 a.m. and must show a picture ID at the door. After-prom has a zero tolerance policy for the use of alcohol and drugs. No bottles or cans will be permitted, and, once a student leaves after-prom, he or she may not re-enter.

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