A PROM-inent Spring Event is Back and Better than Ever

With last year’s prom being limited strictly to the Class of 2021, current seniors and juniors are excited by the prospect of a “normal” prom. Once again, the Belmont Hill and Winsor joint prom will be held on The Spirit of Boston Cruise. While the juniors and seniors missed out on this iconic high school event last year, prom has returned and will take place on Saturday, April 23. 

Prior to the main event, families can partake in “pre-prom photos and fun at Belmont Hill,” according to Belmont Hill’s Director of Parent Engagement, Mrs. Farkas. Photos begin at 5:30 pm, and the dance kicks off at 7:00 pm. Students will be required to use provided transportation to get to Boston Harbor from either of the two schools.

Once on the boat, students will be treated to dinner, DJs, dancing, games, a photo booth, an ice cream bar, and skyline views. The buses will depart the Spirit of Boston Cruise at 10:00 pm, and students will return to the same school from which they arrived. Students are not required to bring a guest to the event; however, they will be allowed to bring dates from other schools if they choose to do so. Lauren Hogan ’23 is “especially excited that students from outside Winsor and Belmont Hill will be in attendance.” She continued, “It will be a great way to interact with people that we don’t see all the time!”

Sometimes, students engage in “prom-posals” when finding a date for prom. A “prom-posal” is when a student asks another student to prom in a quirky, fun, and meaningful way. In the past, a Belmont Hill student even prom-posed by setting up water bottles on the Chapel lawn and spelling out “PROM?” His date reportedly accepted the invitation before students were given the chance to take the water bottles and drink them throughout the day. 

Other important details to know about prom are proper attire and ticket cost. Prom is a black-tie event, and boutonnieres and corsages can be purchased from Winston Flowers or any local flower shop. Furthermore, the cost of prom tickets will be shared with students and their families in the near future.

The planning for this event was a significant undertaking for class representatives Luke Carroll ’22, MaryKate Hart ’22, and Miracle Hodge ’22. With COVID-19 taking the helm for the past two years, Carroll stated, “Even in the early stages in the fall, the virus sometimes felt like an afterthought. Sharing the tradition with our sister school makes it especially action-packed.” Hodge added that “this year’s prom will be the snippet of normalcy that we all need.”

A huge thank you to all of the students, parents, teachers, and staff who helped organize this year’s prom. The 2022 Belmont Hill and Winsor prom will surely be a night to remember!

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