Prom’s Plentiful Pastimes

May 17, 2023


Fair Grove Prom picture featuring bottom row, left to right: Mason Koller, Blaine Kirkpatrick, Kobe Reeves, Esais Baird, top row, left to right: Hayden Fullington, Oliver Haley, Samuel Daughtry, Brett Sartin, Kurt Buckman. (photo taken by Shannon Alexander, provided by Esais Baird)

Each year at Fair Grove High School, during prom season, there are various traditions that students participate in to get ready to make the most of their prom.

There are a few typical prom traditions that take place for both boys and girls each year. A few examples being dress shopping, suit shopping, making reservations for a nice dinner, buying corsages and boutonnieres, and listening to music and getting ready with friends for the special occasion. 

Hannah Bruner (11) has been attending prom the past three years and is planning on attending her senior prom as well. The day before prom, Bruner started off her special day with two separate sleepovers for her group, one for the boys and one for the girls.  “We always have such a fun night before and spend the whole day doing things like picking out any last minute accessories, doing skincare, finding hair and makeup inspo, etc. When we woke up in the morning, we layed in bed for the entire morning, then got up to get ready.”

Throughout the morning of prom while getting ready, Bruner was responsible for being the group’s hair stylist, doing two other friends’ hair-dos for the day. After getting ready for the occasion (putting on the corsage and boutonnieres), it was time for her group to take pictures. While on the ride to the restaurant, her group enjoyed listening to music. “By the second or third song, we were playing only Taylor Swift and Kesha. Then we went out to eat somewhere downtown before going to the dance,” Bruner recalls.

Esais Baird (12) has been attending prom every year of his high school career, so this year was Baird’s fourth time at the event. Each year, he has had big plans for after prom with friends, and this year was no different, “After prom we went out to have more fun like playing beach volleyball at Sonic.”

Connor Trussel (12) has been attending prom the last three years in high school. This past year was his third year. Before prom, he participated in the typical traditions, including going out to a restaurant and taking pictures at a beautiful location. After prom, he took part in more traditions such as attending a bonfire and driving down backroads with friends. 

Each year, these various pre-prom and post-prom traditions that take place help  make the day all the more special and memorable for Fair Grove students, and guests as well. 

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