Cassandra O'Brien and Brianna Wagner
At this year’s prom, the Royal Court was not chosen by the students but rather by the teachers and staff chaperoning the prom. This change was made in order to make it less of a popularity contest and more meaningful for everyone.
“The students actually decided how the prom King and Queen was chosen at this years Prom,” said Mrs.Dickes
The committee of chaperones chose the prince, princess, king, and queen the winners being: Prince: Korey Hulme, Princess: Marissa Harper, King: Kenny Sobus, and Queen: Madison Stellrecht
“I like it; it makes it more of a surprise. If students voted it would have been more predictable,” said the Madison.
“It’s no longer just a popularity contest and the winners will be different; not just the same couple,” said Sammi Robb, a student prom committee member
While chaperons choosing the court prevented a predictable choosing, there was still some opposition to the new method.
“It was a good but I think it would have been better if the winners were dates,” said the Kenny.
In past years choosing prom king and queen has been a “predictable event” explained Sammi “or it has been used as a way to bully other students by making the choosing a joke.”
However, some such as Morgan Hoffman, a prom attendee, think “it takes away from the tradition of prom choosing,”
Overall, the new choosing went relatively well and it will be used for future proms at Warsaw Central.