The Prom

An Inside Look at the Most Memorable Night

It has been said for years the prom is a senior’s most memorable high school experience. Thanks to precautions for COVID-19 however, that night turned out different, for better or for worse. What was a movie at the Skyview Drive-in, Prom 2021 changes the game.

On March 10, prom director Joshua Piontek (English Department) sent out a survey to all seniors asking for their opinion on what kind of prom they wished to have out of the options given to them. While the students had to keep in mind there would be no food and masks were required, they were given the option to go to a drive-in movie theater or have a field prom. However, seniors were not to be discouraged by these limits. 

“Kids are allowed to bring their own food, they’re allowed to get food from the concession stand and have their own kind of dinner at the event, but just instead of there being a dance, there’s going to be a movie and that’s going to be the event; but there is still going to be a prom court and all that fun stuff,” Piontek said.
People reminisce on last year’s prom, and how the upperclassmen were disappointed at the loss of their senior prom. 2019-2020 Lindbergh alumni Sarah Moehlmann puts in how she remembers feeling at that time. 

“I was really upset because I spent so much money on a dress and wanted to have this memory of my senior year that everyone has, but I got over it very quickly,” she said. 

This year, many feared the same thing would happen to them as well, or that it would not be as special as they were hoping it would be. 

“I have a feeling that this prom is going to be fine but not nearly the same effect as a normal prom and there’s going to be a lot of restrictions,” Joe Hayes (12) said.

Many students were optimistic about the change of plans, even though they are upset. 

“Yes. I am very upset. I didn’t get to go last year because of COVID, and since it’s a drive in, I feel awkward wearing a big prom dress. So, it won’t feel normal whatsoever. I think it’ll be a fun night for seniors though. I feel like Lindbergh is doing all they can to make it a perfect night!” Autumn Smith (12) said. 

Senior students stated that they were unsure of going to the prom because it didn’t seem too intriguing. Knowing this, Piontek stated where he stands with things. 

“I’m a firm believer that anything can be fun as long as you have the right attitude. If you go into something thinking it’s going to be awful, it’s going to be awful. If you go into something thinking it’s going to be great, it’s going to be great,” Piontek said.