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Tickets will be sold through April 19
Travis McGinnis
Standing in line during lunch, juniors and seniors wait to buy their prom ticket. Tickets were sold at the banker’s window, with Student Council members positioned nearby to exchange receipts for physical tickets. “I was there for the first day that we were selling tickets so I’ve seen the line get somewhat long, but the system of them getting their receipt from the banker then going to us for their ticket was a simple process. It’s been going pretty fast and really efficiently,” StuCo member Mya Brown said.

The junior class of Student Council is preparing for the junior/senior prom on Saturday, April 20 at StarBase Las Vegas.

Originally, the theme was going to be “City of Lights” but after StarBase was chosen as the venue, “Lights” was changed to “Stars.”

“We were looking around [at] a lot of different venues and then we found StarBase,” junior class president Elenarose Telona said. “So then we [decided] let’s just have something that we can incorporate stars with. And then when doing more research, we found out there’s a song called ‘City of Stars’ in the movie ‘La La Land’ so it all kind of just came together. I love the theme. I think it goes perfectly with our venue.”

This is the first time prom is being held at this venue.

“The venue has a capacity for 600 people,” Class of 2025 adviser Jenny Byington said. “The last time I checked we’ve sold over 400 already, so I think we might sell out. I think it’ll be a lot of fun. I’m excited.”

Students who wish to bring someone from from another school must have a guest pass. 

“I think StarBase is pretty,” junior Aryana Boyd said.” I’ve looked on the website and saw stuff, it seems like we could do a lot of it with it. I hope that they do because I’m sure it was really expensive.”

Attending seniors are looking forward to their final prom before graduation.

“For my last prom as a senior I want to make sure it’s the best, especially since I didn’t get to go last year,” Marcus Manaligod said. “I want to make sure that it’s a special moment and that the experience is well worth it.”

The price of tickets is currently $65 and will be $75 on Friday. No tickets will be sold at the door.

“The best part about running events like prom is like seeing [that] everyone is super excited,” Telona said. “Especially seeing how excited people were for the theme, just that alone made me so excited. I’m hoping that it goes well and everyone has a lot of fun the day of.”

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