The Student News Site of Bear River High School

The Current

The Current

The Current

Bruins pull together for memorable 2021 prom

Bruins held a student run prom at an outdoor venue this year. Courtesy Photo

Bruins organized a non-school function, Jr./Sr. Prom on May 1 at the Auburn Valley Country Club with the help of the leadership class and the parents. 

Kaedyn Harrison, one of the event’s organizers commented on the people who helped put it together.

“Klaire Wolford and myself, along with the help of the Auburn Valley Event Center Coordinator [ran] prom. We also gathered some parent volunteers to help us!” she said.

She also talked about who was running it without the school’s help and how it was different.  

“Klaire and I [put] in all the work of planning, but we couldn’t have done this alone without the help of others,” said Harrison. “We’ve put in a lot of time and effort and we have high hopes this prom won’t be anything less than what Bear River students have been to in the past.“

Kiana Breeze, a sophomore, attended prom and shared her opinion of how it went. 

“I thought it was okay. Not very many people showed up and I think since it’s a Bear River prom it should have lasted longer for the seniors,” she said.

Harrison continued to describe how the prom happened without the school’s help. 

“Not much is going to change with prom even though it is not with the school,” she said. “We wanted it to be close to the same thing we would have had, had the school been able to host the prom.”  

She also described the biggest difference between this dance vs past year dances.

“There [were] many chaperones at the event,” Harrison said. “Since teachers couldn’t be present as the chaperones like they have been in the past, we reached out to parents to ask for their help. We have parents that have graciously agreed to be part of the setup of decorations, the check in of students into the dance, the chaperoning of the dance, and finally the take down of decorations after the dance. The biggest difference is going to be the lack of teacher chaperones. No teachers, principles, or anyone else involved in the school will be there as they have been in the past.“

She explained how prom would happen since students are running it.

“We want this experience to be a safe and fun night and we can’t thank the parents enough for helping out and stepping up as chaperones,” Harrison said.

ASB President Klaire Wolford addressed the different setting this year.

“Usually we host prom in an indoors area but this year with COVID we are hosting it outdoors to adhere to protocols,” she said.

Leadership teacher Matt MacDonald described why the school wasn’t allowed to host a prom with the COVID-19 protocols.

“The school has been given a directive from the County Health Department that we are not allowed to host large gatherings such as a High School Prom,” he said. “Therefore, the school is not sponsoring a Jr. / Sr. Prom this year.”

Donate to The Current

Your donation will support the student journalists of Bear River High School. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Current

Activate Search
Bruins pull together for memorable 2021 prom