Latest Proms News

Yacht hosting high school prom crashes into other yacht

May. 25, 2018 1:27 PM EDT

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a yacht hosting a high school senior prom rear-ended another yacht on the Hudson River, but no injuries were reported. There were 95 passengers and 11 faculty members aboard the prom-hosting yacht Cornucopia Destiny near Hoboken when it crashed into the smaller...

After his son died in crash, dad takes girlfriend to prom

May. 21, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — It was supposed to be Carter Brown putting on the corsage and doing funny poses in photos with his date for senior prom. His father instead took his place, one month after the Pennsylvania teen died in a car crash. Robert Brown took Kaylee Suders to the James Buchanan High School...

Principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets language

May. 20, 2018 3:53 PM EDT

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom. The Courier Post reported the Cherry Hill High School East senior prom tickets urged students to "party like it's 1776" during the event at...

Student takes Danny DeVito cardboard cutout to prom

May. 14, 2018 3:39 PM EDT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student took an unorthodox approach to prom and brought a cardboard cutout of actor Danny DeVito to the dance. WHTM-TV reports Allison Closs and her famous two-dimensional date joined other Carlisle High School seniors Friday for prom. Closs purchased the...

Live tiger causes controversy at Miami high school prom

May. 14, 2018 3:53 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida high school decided to take the jungle theme for prom a bit too seriously for some students. Students, parents and teachers from Christopher Columbus High School took to social media to say that a wild tiger at last Friday's prom was animal abuse. The Miami Herald reports that...

Utah teens prepare for alternative 'Queer Prom'

May. 13, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The second annual alternative prom in Logan designed to make LGBTQ students feel comfortable was organized by teenagers this time and was called "Queer Prom." Oliver Wesley, the son of Logan Pride Foundation President Rikki Wheatley-Boxx, was on the planning committee for this year's...

Band members recall the Purple Onion

May. 13, 2018 1:02 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Neb. (AP) — Back in the mid-1960s, the Purple Onion was the place to go. At least in Oakland. It wasn't a bar or night club. It was actually a building on the Burt County fairgrounds. But on Tuesday nights in the summer, it was gathering place for hundreds of area teens who came to hear homegrown...

Food at Shedd Aquarium ruled out in prom night illnesses

May. 11, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — It wasn't the food. County health officials say there appears to be no connection between food served at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium and flu-like symptoms suffered by more than 100 students from Andrew High School. They held their prom at the aquarium on April 27. Kimberley Conrad-Junius, a...

Video shows teen in prom attire choked by police officer

May. 9, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, N.C. (AP) — A video posted to social media shows a teenager in his prom attire being choked by a police officer and slammed onto a Waffle House parking lot in North Carolina. Warsaw Police Chief Eric Southerland told The News & Observer of Raleigh that his department and the district attorney's...

Kindergarteners become ill after Shedd Aquarium visit

May. 4, 2018 11:47 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say about 15 kindergarteners became ill after a Shedd Aquarium visit and have similar symptoms as more than 100 high school students who attended prom at the aquarium. Archdiocese of Chicago spokeswoman Anne Maselli says 52 students from St. Clement School in Chicago visited the...