USB prepares annual prom

by Eddie Lu

Hoping to create memorable experiences, United Student Body (USB) committee members will be hosting prom May 26 from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. with the “A Night at Gatsby’s” theme.

“I feel a mix of excitement and anxiety. This is my first prom, and it’s a huge deal for me because it’s part of the great high school experience. Also, I’m the second one in my family to attend such an event,” said senior Jonathan Melendez.

Today is the last day to buy tickets at $100 as prices will continually increase. From April 30-May 4, tickets will be sold for $110; May 7-11, tickets will be sold for $120; and May 14-25, tickets will be sold for $130. Cash, credit and debit are accepted, but checks are not.

Tickets will be sold during lunch at the Student Store and are nonrefundable. One guest pass is allowed per student. A guest pass is required for non-Schurr students wishing to attend who are age 20 and below.

“I’m pretty excited about prom because I’ve never heard of the Grove in Anaheim, so it’s pretty new to me. I’m excited because it’s going to be a night of dancing with my friends,” said senior Brianna Ruelas.

Students must be cleared by Principal’s Secretary Aurora Kalmar in the Main Office before school, during nutrition or lunch, or after school until 3:30 p.m. Fines of any kind must be paid, books must be returned and students must not have any unexcused absences.

“For this year’s prom, I feel really excited because I’ve never been to prom, and the venue seems interesting. It is significant to my high school experience because this is my last opportunity to attend,” said senior Christine Luu.

Located at the City National Grove of Anaheim at 2200 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim, the venue includes tiers, two of which will be dedicated to dancing and the rest will be for food or for other activities and prizes games. A DJ will provide the music and Italian food will be served.

“This year’s junior class is remarkable; they are motivated and on point, hence an exciting prom. Junior USB is planning an event that Gatsby himself would envy,” said Susan Murashige, USB adviser for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. “Students will enjoy a dinner buffet and the elements of the Roaring Twenties: extravagance and dancing. It is an evening to test ‘Lady Luck,’ as well as enjoy the era that initiated rights for women. This evening will appeal to all.”

Students will be able to buy prom photo packages, including Heirloom at $90, Grand at $76, Fantasy at $64, Designer at $56, Classic at $40 and Basic at $32. Payment for pictures is required on the night of the dance. Information on what each they include can be found at the Student Store.

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