ASB plans for COVID-safe prom
By Amelia Spence, Co-Content & Publishing Editor
With the fourth and final quarter of the school year in full swing, much of VHS has returned to the halls of the school through the hybrid learning schedule. Now that classes can be in person again, many students are wondering what other events are newly compatible with COVID-19 restrictions.
On March 18, Principal Danny Rock and counselor Tara Vanselow hosted a virtual meeting with the senior class, focusing on what events, such as prom and graduation, might look like.
“For the most important [events], if we can do it in person and we can do it safely, then we want to. That includes a plan around prom.” Rock said.
ASB Secretary Sienna Stromberg was able to give greater insight into what the Associated Student Body (ASB) is doing to make the dance happen, and what shape it could take.
“ASB has been working really hard to come up with a good plan for prom — something that would be super fun and still COVID-safe,” she said.
The venue that will house the dance is the Hiyu, an old ferry boat out on Lake Union. Stromberg says the event will take place on Saturday, June 5. Unfortunately, prom may not be open to all students at VHS.
“[Prom] will be primarily seniors. Seniors will have priority sign-up, and we were thinking that seniors could then have plus-ones,” Stromberg said.
Depending on what COVID-19 rates look like in the coming months, it is possible that an in-person prom will become unfeasible.
“We have to hold all these plans carefully and cautiously and not become entirely too wedded to them, but I think it’s exciting we get to at least make plans,” Rock said.