Prom gets green light with new date

Original date of April 17 is moved two weeks later to May 1

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The coronavirus pandemic has closed schools, disrupted spring break, and altered routines.

But Stratford’s annual prom has been given new life with a new date on the calendar.

Prom originally was scheduled for Friday, April 17,  at the Goodwill Center in Macon. Until last week, the administration had taken a wait-and-see approach.

“If we return to school any time before the scheduled date (April 7), we will go ahead with prom,” Head of Upper School Mrs. Theresa Ferrari said.

Last Thursday, when Gov. Brian Kemp extended the shutdown of the state’s schools until April 24, the status of this year’s prom was in jeopardy.

However, Head of School Mr. Logan Bowlds put an end to the uncertainty when he announced prom will tentatively be rescheduled for Friday, May 1.

 I don’t know if it will actually happen, but if it does I think it’ll be great for seniors to get their senior prom.”

— Lucy Boswell, senior

This is great news for some students who have already purchased their dresses.

“I already had a dress, that’s been altered, and a date,” junior Claudia Pope said.

Claudia is cautiously optimistic. “I don’t want to get my hopes up cause everything is so day by day,” she said.

For senior Lucy Boswell, it is a different story. Lucy had bought a dress already before prom’s situation became uncertain, and once the prospect of prom being canceled became apparent she decided to return her dress. 

She said she plans to wear a hand-me down-dress if she is unable to repurchase her old dress. 

 “I don’t know if it will actually happen, but if it does I think it’ll be great for seniors to get their senior prom,” Lucy said,

So prom is back on the books, at least for the moment. 

Don’t take back that prom dress. Be sure to get that tux to the dry cleaner’s.  And if you haven’t asked for a date, you still have time.