“Don’t You Forget about Me” prom planning coming to a close

May 10, 2010 — by Saniha Shankar

Seniors are busy preparing for a prom they’re not likely to forget. Or at least that’s the hope for the dance, which is themed after the song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from the ’80s cult classic movie “The Breakfast Club.” It is also scheduled for May 15 at a new location: the Hayes Mansion in San Jose.

Bids are currently $103 with an ASB and $105 without. The prices will be raised by $2 or $3 every week and can be purchased now in the activities office until May 7, a week before the actual dance.

DJ delicious, who played for this year’s Winter Ball, will be DJing. The menu for the night has been pre-determined; students have a choice between prime rib, chicken and a vegetarian pasta.

“We basically have everything planned,” said senior class representative Ally Doles. “The only thing left to do is to put the centerpieces together, but that cannot be done until a later time anyways due to the fresh flowers.”

Since the location is naturally stunning, organizers Doles, Sara Knysh, Maddy Reynalds, Chelsea Sabella, Aveena Shenoy and Ameeka Shenoy are trying to have minimal decorations. The senior class is now concentrating on planning the day of prom itself.

“Right now were just focused on making sure everything runs smoothly on the night of the dance,” said Doles. “Everything is planned out but it should be fun to see it all come together that night.”

As for regulations, there are no new rules from last year. The senior class officers are looking into any regulations the Hayes mansion has for using the location. The biggest thing left to do now is they get everyone pumped for prom.

“We hope to get at least 300 people, which is typical for a senior prom,” said Doles. “The senior class has run into a ton of financial problems this year, so the more people who come the more money the class makes, lowering prices for events yet to come such as Beach Day. So make sure that everyone and all your friends come!”

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