Combined prom set for May 29 at Tech Interactive

May 30, 2022 — by Avani Kongetira
Photo by Avani Kongetira
The junior and senior class offices released a graphic on April 21 advertising the venue and prices for prom. 
The senior and junior class offices are organizing a “Night in the Cosmos” themed dance for this year’s prom.

Despite steep ticket prices, the first combined junior and senior prom at the Tech Interactive in San Jose has sold out. The event, which will be attended by 520 students, will be held on May 29 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with the theme  “Night in the Cosmos,” according to an announcement by senior and junior class officers on April 21.

Senior class president Apurva Chakravarthy said she was really excited about the venue.

“When we walked into the Tech Museum, it was almost surreal to see the place that would be our prom venue,” Chakravarthy said.

The venue includes a space exhibit with a spaceship, an astronaut exhibit and other interactive displays on all three floors of the museum.

Beginning on April 25, ticket prices started at $150 for students with ASB and $175 without ASB, increasing by $25 on May 3 until May 13, when tickets sales ended. Along with access to the venue, the price covers 10 buses for transportation, a three-course dinner — including a pizookie bar — and a photo booth.

Chakravarthy attributes the steep prices to an increase in the cost of most vendors, such as catering and transportation, but said that students will get their money’s worth when they attend the dance.

“Because of the pandemic, [seniors] missed out on so many things like junior prom, Homecoming and Winter Formal,” Chakravarthy said. “This prom is like a culmination of our high school experience.”

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