EMPORIA, Kan. (KSNT) – Emporia Excessive’s 2021 promenade shall be not like another 12 months earlier than.
“We simply went a completely totally different path this 12 months,” Particular Training Trainer Tonya Dall mentioned.
Their 2020 promenade was like no different as properly, as a result of it was canceled as a result of COVID. However Dall mentioned this 12 months academics are working across the clock to offer college students a particular night time to finish this faculty 12 months.
“It didn’t matter what it was, we have been going to search out one thing that may be acceptable in order that they might have the chance to create a reminiscence,” Dall mentioned.
This 12 months’s promenade shall be at White Auditorium in Emporia to permit for social distancing, and there received’t be a typical dance. However Emporia Excessive junior Gilberto Aguilera mentioned he’s simply excited promenade is occurring in any respect.
“At first of the 12 months, all of us thought promenade was not going to occur,” Aguilera mentioned. “However we ended up developing with one thing that I really feel like goes to be a really one-of-a-kind promenade that we’re planning proper now.”
The theme, additionally distinctive to this 12 months, shall be enchanted forest.
“It’ll be actually whimsical, we’ve moss and ferns and twinkling lights and issues like that, that simply remind you of strolling via a backyard,” English instructor Kaitlyn Simply mentioned.
College students shall be served dinner, watch performances from Emporia Excessive musicians, and there shall be a promenade night time murder-themed efficiency from the Kansas Metropolis Improv Group.
“Most of us have had a conventional dance expertise and I feel a number of us are actually excited to strive one thing new and COVID provides us that chance,” mentioned Emporia Excessive junior Sarah McDonald .
The night time may even be the prospect to make life-long optimistic recollections, giving college students one thing resembling a traditional highschool promenade expertise.
“They’ve had a lot loss and I don’t know that that’s been acknowledged sufficient,” mentioned Assistant Principal Trevor Mathews. “So our dedication has been to do one thing distinctive, one thing enjoyable for them that means they’ve a enjoyable, memorable expertise they will look again on.”
On the finish of the night time on Could 1, they’re giving out prizes to the juniors and seniors who exemplify a few of their core values at Emporia Excessive.
In the event you’re enthusiastic about donating a prize for his or her promenade, you possibly can name the highschool at (620) 341-2365 and ask for Mrs. Simply or Mrs. Dall.