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Petition to Allow Middle Schoolers to Attend Prom

Let’s root School Spirit in our youngsters early!
Photo Courtesy of Centennial Wolfpack Instagram

As we approach the end of the year, the pinnacle of all school dances encroaches on Timpview Students’ lives. Prom is on April 27th, but for Students here at Timpview, it means that Prom started the moment Morp concluded in late March. Dates are asked, Suits are tailored, and flowers are ordered, all contributing to the fun of this unique magic high school experience.

But, this has been a year of firsts for Timpview as we’ve seen policy changes, and a brand new school building, proving it’s out with the old traditions and in with the new ones. Something that received a new twist this year was Prom. For several years now, Prom has been an exclusive dance for Juniors and Seniors and held at the Provo Library.  People used to say Prom was bad:

“Prom is lame”

“Prom is stupid”

“The library is stupid”

“Promenade is the worst”

“Why would we have a calmer dance when we can have a rowdy one instead?”

“Why should Prom be different from the other formal dances?”

So our admin took all this immense criticism and created a concept fit for the 21st century! The toxic tradition of Prom being upperclassmen exclusively is no more, and now all underclassmen are invited to attend the dance.  Now, Prom will be able to resemble other formal dances like Morp and Hoco, held here at the school, and available to all grades! But because the doors to the dance are open so wide, I think there is no better way to encourage school spirit and introduce future T-Birds to their school with a bash of school pride and spirit. 

According to Niche.com, Centennial Middle School hails 1,130 students. And what would be a better, more efficient way to introduce all those kids to the school they will one day call their own than inviting them to attend our Prom! The football field is more than big enough to host the event, and then some. They will no doubt bring a spirit and taste of youth to your dances. Because truly,  at the root of this, excluding the Sophomores and freshmen is no different than excluding the 7th and 8th-grade students who will one day attend the school and depart for the real world.

Current Timpview students will enjoy the big crowds, and will not pass up the opportunity to take a minute to get to know the middle schoolers and reflect on their time at the Modern School of Athens. Encouraging and exciting future T-birds for their school dances. This would distinguish Timpview and our community as one rooted in each other and school spirit.

If you also feel strongly that this idea could benefit or support our school dances, then sign by writing your name below in the comments, strength in numbers! This could change the course of school dances and would mean a lot to those bright young minds at Centennial.

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Leo Auernig
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    Isaac PageApr 9, 2024 at 6:53 PM

    Couldn’t agree more 😐

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    ArdenApr 9, 2024 at 12:59 PM

    Arden and Tessa

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    Mia MartinezApr 9, 2024 at 12:19 PM

    Love this idea❤️❤️