Latest Proms News

School put on lockdown during prom after 'credible' threats

May. 29, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — A high school in western Pennsylvania was placed on lockdown during a procession for students attending the prom after what officials called “credible" threats made by an unnamed person against students, authorities said. The New Castle city...

Schools try pep-rally tactics to get students vaccinated

May. 25, 2021 16:20 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A growing number of public schools are using mascots, food trucks and prize giveaways to create a pep-rally atmosphere aimed at encouraging students to get vaccinated against the coronavirus before summer vacation. Districts from California to Michigan...

Detroit-area students get free prom ticket with vaccination

May. 21, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Students in a suburban Detroit district who get vaccinated against COVID-19 will get a free ticket to the senior prom. The Southfield district said a donor who wants to be anonymous has pledged to cover the cost of the $80 ticket. Students...

Retailer results so far show people are going out, spending

May. 18, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At Walmart, sales of teeth whitener are popping as customers take their masks off. So are travel items. Macy's says that special occasion dressing like prom dresses are on the upswing as well as luggage, men's tailored clothing, and dressy sandals. ...

Macy's emerges from pandemic by swinging to surprise profit

May. 18, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

Macy’s emerged from an unprecedented year with a surprising swing back into the profit column and it boosted its guidance for all of 2021. Sales were fueled by government stimulus checks and the massive rollout of vaccines that have emboldened Americans to head...

Some proms are back, with masks, testing and distancing

May. 13, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A minor league baseball stadium. A negative coronavirus test and absolutely no slow dancing. Those are just a few of the unusual requirements for a high school prom happening in Manchester, New Hampshire, later this month, one of many school districts...

'Project prom' helps Cheyenne students save money on dresses

May. 08, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Marie Town didn’t quite know what to expect when she arrived at Jean Richardson’s house. Town, a senior at East High School in Cheyenne, was looking for a prom dress to wear to the big dance at Little America Hotel & Resort but she needed...

2 students die in crash on their way to central Indiana prom

May. 02, 2021 12:44 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Ind. (AP) — A car crash killed Indianapolis-area high school students who were on their way to prom, authorities said. The two-vehicle crash, which also injured two other students, happened around 5:15 p.m. on Saturday. One vehicle, a Honda Accord, had four...

Fired CEO: Remarks were over male teen's behavior, not dress

Apr. 29, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was fired from his position as CEO of a telemedicine company for remarks he made to a male student in a prom dress said he approached the teen due to his behavior, not his attire. “They were being obnoxious and profane in...

CEO fired over remarks about male student's prom dress

Apr. 27, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — The CEO of a Tennessee telemedicine company has been fired after being captured on video making disparaging remarks to a male high school student in a prom dress. James Dalton Stevens told news outlets he wanted to make a statement with the dress...