Lincoln Public Schools kicks off prom night

LPS has worked closely with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department the past three weeks to make the special night happen.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The six high schools at Lincoln Public Schools have been developing plans for prom that fit within the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department measures. The awaited prom kicked off at at Lincoln North Star, Lincoln Northeast and Lincoln Southeast high schools on Saturday.

Lincoln East and Lincoln Southwest are scheduled to have prom on April 24, with Lincoln High the following weekend on May 1.

Only seniors can attend prom, including mid-term graduates and those graduating early. Due to the size of senior classes, guests and underclassmen are not allowed in order to meet capacity requirements.

Face coverings are mandatory, and students are asked to conduct COVID-19 self screening prior to attending.

“To be honest, I was really disappointed last year that we weren’t able to have a prom because of COVID,” Lincoln North Star senior Sydney Lawrence said.  “I sort of felt like I was missing out on being a junior. I’m just really happy that I at least get to do this once.

School officials say they will continue to monitor the health department’s guidelines and recommendations.

“It’s a great opportunity for our seniors,” Lincoln North Star principal Ryan Zabawa said. “They’ve missed so much the past year. Anything we can do to give them that sense of normalcy is great for us.”

Lincoln North Star’s theme was very fitting for the pandemic. The theme was “Masquerade.”

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