Sandpoint High School
Volume 88, Issue 6
The CP explores the world of 2011 prom fashion.
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PROM 2011 PAGE 8
celebrated at Schweitzer heights
Seniors choose prom location
School board and administration approve ski resort
I would say Ireland, it’s probably the most beautiful country there is.
Senior Student Council members fought long and hard for this year’s prom location. With a 4-1 vote, the school board approved Student Council’s plan to have prom at Schweitzer. Prom 2011 will be held at Taps at Schweitzer on June 4 from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Prior to being able to buy tickets, students must turn in a signed permission slip. However, there are no rules about transportation to the venue. Senior class Secretary Treasurer Markie Franck said the process of getting the school board’s approval took several months, but senior Student Council members had been considering the option since last year. During the first quarter, Student Council talked to the administration to see if they would get their support. They received a tentative approval from the administration. Next, they had to
Coeur d’ Alene Resort, because it’s not in Sandpoint.
get the school board’s approval to ter getting legal advice, however, have prom off-campus, which is a they realized that the majority of normal step in the process of plan- seniors will be 18 at the time and could sign themselves out. Thus, ning prom. The first plan they proposed of- mandatory bussing would not fered optional bussing. However, help the situation. After leaving out the mandastudents could not drive themtory bussing part, selves. They the school board apcould either get proved this option to the location by bus, taxi, If a responsible adult with a vote of four limousine or if can have an accident, to one. The one school their parents it [can] happen to board member drove them. anyone. who voted against The school Steve Youngdahl the plan was Steve board denied School Board Trustee Youngdahl who has the plan bebeen serving on the cause it would be too hard to enforce and there board since 2006. Though he supports the deciwere several concerns, such as if someone didn’t have a ride down sion, his main concerns were legal liabilities and moral obligations of from Schweitzer. Student Council’s second plan keeping students safe. Having prom at Schweitzer, had two main parts: mandatory bussing and requiring students to turn in a permission slip. Af-
If you could have Prom anywhere, where would it be?
Youngdahl said, would add “an unnecessary degree of risk” because there are “terrific venues” in town. An incident he cited was Jon Brownell’s recent motorcycle accident. “If a responsible adult can have an accident,” Youngdahl said, “it could happen to anyone.” “Community members disapproved at first because they didn’t agree with putting so much responisbility on high school students,” said Senior Class President Erica McKay. “But I have faith in them and didn’t doubt for a second that they would act responsibly.” Youngdahl also confirmed that he hasn’t heard a reaction from the public, which often means that there are no complaints, he said. “It will be a fun night at an amazing location to conclude our high school career,” said McKay.
YOUR PROM HERE
I would have it on the Cook Islands because it’s warm and tropical.
Hawaii, because it’s nice and warm.
Jennifer Lopez on the floor
the only exception
Allstar Weekend not your birthday
give me everything
Photo Credit Lady GaGa
Jerimih & 50 cent
tonight i’m lovin’ you
born this way
down on me