Prom: is it worth it?

As prom season ensues, students ask themselves: Are the memories worth the costs and stress?

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With the national average cost of prom ringing in at just over $1,000, many students debate whether they want to attend or not. Obviously, it is not a requirement to spend that much, but with today’s social constructs, many people feel obligated to go all out.

At Central, students spend anywhere from $100 to $900, not including prom tickets. In such a social media based generation, high schoolers worry about their number of likes and “looking the best” which leads them to not be so concerned about the cost of prom.

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Katie Beth Cry and Zayne Limbaugh pose for a picture.

Although the stress can scare people away, 57% of people that participated in a twitter poll agreed that prom is worth going. Senior, Katie Beth Crye, says, “Prom was really fun. I loved getting to hang out with my friends all night and eat a lot of food.”  Most people would agree, a good Saturday consists of hanging out with friends and eating food.

 

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