When students first learned their prom date had been changed from May 19 to this Saturday, there was great apprehension in the senior class about how it would change their special event.
Now that prom night is nearly at hand, some of the people who were concerned about the switch have adjusted to the changes caused by the NATO Summit presence in Chicago May 19, and have accepted the situation.
At the time, Erica Joseph, a member of the Warriors badminton team, was concerned about a tournament at Hinsdale Central. Coach Edee Madsen helped the athletes with the conflict.
“We worked it out,” Joseph said. “The seniors were excused.” The week before, the team played without juniors who were taking the ACT test.
Another student, Raquel Boton, was concerned about her dress selection because of the earlier date. She was worried it would be cold in April. They got some help from their dates.
“The boys asked us early so we had plenty of time,” to plan for the cold, said Natalie Donelly, another senior eagerly anticipating the event.
Joseph had some concerns but she is not worried despite the forecast for cool weather this weekend. “It could be cold when we’re outside taking out pictures,” she said. “We’ll only be out there half an hour or so.”
for Joseph and all the other students to publish their prom pictures right here. The feature will be prominently featured on the site over the weekend.
Despite the changes, Donelly and Joseph have a full weekend planned. Besides prom at the Sheraton Chicago and the after prom party at the , there are plenty of activities.
“After Prom is going to be great,” Donelly said. “More than 400 people will be going. The moms on the committee have worked real hard.”
After that there will be a slumber party for Donelly and her friends at a home and Sunday in Chicago with a hotel stay. “I may miss some morning classes,” she said of Monday. “My teachers know.”