Juniors going to prom: How they feel about attending the seniors’ dance

Alyssa Matesic, Staff Writer

     “This year, it’s new to me, so I don’t know what it all is,” junior Lauren Gilmore said. “Next year, I’ll know what I’m doing more. It’ll probably be more put together.”

     “I’m worried that I won’t be included in what’s going on, that I won’t be taken seriously,” junior Olivia Nunley said.

     “It’s going to be scary,” junior Lacey Evans said. “I really wish that I had at least some friends at Jesuit, and I feel like it’s going to be kind of awkward. But I feel like if I try to make the most of it, not only will I have fun because I’m going to Prom for the first time, but I’ll also have fun because I’ll make new friends.
     “This is something girls look forward to forever. Prom is a big deal, and being able to go to it a year when none of your friends are going to it, it makes you feel kind of superior. I mean, you can brag about it. It’s going to be cool.”

     “It’s not my Prom, so it isn’t like, ‘Aw, it’s my last year with my best friends,’” junior Lexi Betz said. “It’s not as sentimental to me. I still have another year.
     “It’ll be fun not being with my friends, but at the same time, you’re out of your comfort zone. You spend so much time with them already, so you get to do something cool and you’re not with all of your best friends.”