Friday, December 16, 2005

On cancelling the Prom...

"This is supposed to be a dance, not a honeymoon."
Administrator of Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale N.Y.

What is Prom all about, anyway? What have we made it into, and why is it not even about the dance itself anymore? Intriguing to think of a school cancelling it because it is "opposed to our value system" Information from the NYTimes...reprinted in the RMN...New culture clash: proms vs. values 53A

Why is it even called Prom? Prom is short for Promenade--a ceremonious opening of a formal ball consisting of a grand march of all the guests ( Funny that most people don't even make it for the opening of Prom anymore.


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