‘At Last We See The Light’ Prom to be held at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country Club

This is the first time at the venue


Kayden Redillas

Painting a Prom poster, junior Sahib Rattan draws the landscape around Rapunzel’s castle. About 500 people are expected to attend Prom. “Everyone has really been looking forward to Prom,” Rattan said. “It’s a huge event so we’ve been working really hard for months to plan this.”

Philipos Alebachew, Staff Writer

Carrying on the yearly tradition, the junior class’ Student Council is preparing for the junior/senior Prom on Saturday, April 29 at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Town Square from 6-9 p.m. 

“We’ve been working on it since toward the end of last year,” junior class president Victoria Khoury-Yacoub said. “The whole junior class voted on the theme, and there were other ideas like ‘Head in the Clouds’ or ‘Cherry Blossoms’, but we think [At Last We See The Light’] matches the venue well.”

After surveying many locations, StuCo selected Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, a western-themed venue that hosts live music and line dancing lessons.

“We had a vision with our decorations and theme,” Khoury-Yacoub said. “So once we visited the venue, the vision came to life. A lot of the other venues we toured were too small or were just full of tables, but this one had a huge dance floor and a bunch of space for people to move.”

Junior Bonnie Rose Dela Cruz is planning for before and after the event.

“I’m going to meet up and hang out with my friends beforehand,” Cruz said. “We’ll arrive around six and stay there the whole time, but Prom ends pretty early so we’ll go somewhere to eat later in the night.”

One change from previous school events is that only seniors can invite guests from other schools to combat the possibility of overcrowding at the dance.

“The rule was made to make sure that everybody could attend Prom,” Student Council Adviser Michael Woxland said. “We just want to make sure everybody is safe, so we can’t have too many people. Seniors were given priority because it is their last year and we want them to at least be able to do that.”

This new policy has left many juniors who planned on bringing guests disappointed.

“I don’t like the rule,” Cruz said. “Maybe there’s a limit to the number of people allowed in the venue, but I think both grades should be able to bring people because not every senior is going to bring someone.”

Many students have already purchased their outfits and made transportation plans. Senior Manmeet Kaur has picked a dress she thinks will fit best.

“I really like this theme because ‘Tangled’ was my favorite movie as a kid,” Kaur said. “I didn’t go with purple for my dress because I feel like a lot of people will do it because Rapunzel wears purple, but I got green because it’s one of the main colors in the movie.”

Ticket prices will increase closer to the day of the event. Students who do not purchase tickets by Thursday, April 27 will not be allowed to attend.

“We just want people, especially seniors, to have fun,” Khoury-Yacoub said. “It’s their last event and we hope they like all the decorations and the theme. I love it and the Student Council is really proud of all our work, so I’m excited to see it come to life.”