Winter Prom jump starts the semester

By Dayun Keum and Rebecca Pyun
Published: February 2010

To raise money for the Junior Semi-Formal, the Senior Prom, and the Haiti relief efforts, the junior and senior Class Officers privately organized the Winter Prom on January 30 at the Hyde Center. The event raised $450 for Haiti and $2200, which will be divided evenly and donated to each class.

“Winter Prom is continuing the tradition started last year by some of the previous senior Class Officers, senior Class President Chenzhe Cao said. “We thought it was a great idea to include smaller events this year, and Winter Prom would be a great event for all of the seniors.

The officers expected the event to have a large turn out. Because the Hyde Center has a maximum capacity of 250 people, the officers originally stated that only the first 250 people would be admitted entrance. On the Winter Prom Facebook event, over 300 people were confirmed as “attending.

Though tickets were generally $12, students who attended the Invisible Children’s Benefit Concert the night before were charged $10.

Newton North students were also welcome at the event. Though mostly juniors and seniors attended, some freshman and sophomores showed up as well.

“We heard from last year’s event that although there was a lot of hype, only 150 students had come to Winter Prom, Cao said. “We wanted the Hyde Center to be packed with students.

As with most school events, the Class Officers expressed great concern over safety at Winter Prom. Although there were no breathalyzer tests, 10 to 15 chaperones and two police officers made sure attendees were under control.

“As long as we are able to entertain and create a lively and enjoyable atmosphere, then I think that we’ve accomplished our goal, Cao said.

Winter Prom also provided North and South students the opportunity to make donations to Haiti, which was recently struck by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed an estimated 150,000 people. Both the junior and senior classes matched every dollar donated.

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