PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) – The pandemic is triggered proms and senior celebrations to be cancelled, however college students at Pulaski County Excessive Faculty bought a bit artistic to have a non-prom.
It’s not fairly a prom— however a socially distant celebration for his or her juniors and seniors. Faculties are calling it a proper night on the seashore.
“We wished to verify, even within the loopy world that we’re in that they nonetheless had another issues which are regular,” stated Beckie Cox a Pulaski County Faculty Board member.
College students at the highschool spent Friday afternoon at Claytor Lake Park serving to with their spring clean-up — which was a approach to thank the lake for internet hosting one in all their ultimate senior celebrations.
The scholars made positive the whole lot they decide up counts, as a result of the seashore they’re cleansing will flip right into a ‘dance’ ground at their non-prom occasion.
“It makes me really feel honored and blessed simply because we bought to have out senior exercise right here,” stated Caroline Sayers a senior at Pulaski County Excessive Faculty.
“Promenade is a part of a giant a part of the junior and senior years, is one thing that they appear so ahead to, and it’s like that, that factor that celebration earlier than commencement for the tip of the college 12 months, and never having that sort of leaves a void within the faculty 12 months,” stated Cox.
The college district wished to verify they’ve a approach to for seniors to have fun the tip of the 12 months—all whereas preserving COVID-19 rules in thoughts.
“It’s totally different. It’s going be totally different this 12 months, however I believe it’s nonetheless going be nice,” stated Molly Cox a senior at Pulaski County Excessive Faculty.
Faculty chief say all mitigation necessities for the state park and public seashores shall be in place and adults shall be on-hand to supply supervision and steering.
“I’m pretty grateful for it as a result of I imply, no in another locations they don’t even get a dance or a core for that matter — so I believe, you realize, our neighborhood has come collectively to do one thing actually necessary for us, and thru onerous instances like this, you realize that stuff issues,” stated Ryan Luu a senior at Pulaski County Excessive Faculty.
Faculty officers say they hope to have the occasion in Could.
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