This year, on April 17, 2021, West Brunswick held prom with Covid precautions in place. The event took place in the courtyard, in open air where students wore masks and were still able to social distance. This year, there were three different prom time slots, and students had the opportunity to choose which time they wanted to attend. Students met up with their friends to create the best memories of their 2021 spring prom.
“It was easier to have a good time because it was so open,” said senior Elizabeth Norfleet. “I can definitely see that the administration wanted us to have a fun prom. They always do but moreso this year because you could see the efforts being made during the school day then to see it happen was awesome. I think they did a really good job.”
Staff and a small group of students decorated prom with a theme of “Masquerade Under the Stars.” The courtyard was draped in twinkle lights, with star and moon motifs used throughout.
“As I looked around, we saw lots of games and slushies and lots of activities,” said Jacob Mahon “My favorite part of the night was being able to see my friends dressed up and just enjoying themselves at prom with their date.”
Students were given a free Sunset Slush and could play lawn games like cornhole or dance to the DJ’s music. Seniors attending prom were featured in a photo slideshow in a moment of reflection of their complete high school experience. As juniors and seniors left the building to put an end to their prom night, they were gifted a goodie bag with a water bottle, kettle corn, a sticker and a key chain.
“The West Brunswick administration did a great job of trying to make our senior prom special having to abide by the necessary safety precautions,” said senior Teagan Coley. “Although it wasn’t what used to be considered “normal,” we were still able to spend time with our friends, dance, take pictures, play games, eat Sunset Slush, and come together as a class to celebrate a big milestone of our senior year.”