Kenmore East High School to hold a celebration
On June 8, Kenmore East High School will carry on its long standing tradition of the Senior Celebration, which will take place at Ken-East following the prom.
Held from 11 p.m .to 4 a.m., the Senior Celebration will feature a variety of activitiesand entertainment for students.
In a world where parents understandably worry about their teens on a daily basis, prom night is one of those nights where most parents probably wish that they could follow their children and keep them safe. The Senior Celebration provides the perfect drug and alcohol free atmosphere where students can have fun, and parents don’t have to worry about what kids are doing after prom.
“I personally think that any high school that doesn’t offer something like this is not being as responsible as they should be,” said Ken-East teacher Stephanie Napierski.
Napierski is the Faculty Advisor for the Senior Celebration committee.
“Because there’s so many alternatives for kids to do after the prom which, let’s be honest, usually it does involved drinking, partying. Driving to different locations. A lot of risk taking that night. And for our kids, we want them safe and we want them to have a great time. For us it’s one last chance as a staff to give the kids a party together. One last evening we can spend together.”
While Napierski served as the mouth piece of the group to explain the event, she was quick to say that the Senior Celebration committee was comprised of herself and 13 very dedicated and involved parents.
“There’s no way we pull this off without them,” Napierski said. “They’re the driving force.”
And what a night it will be.
The main gym will have four inflatable rentals, including a inflatable jousting swords and a relay race.
The hallway will have 10 Monte Carlo style tables set up where students can test their luck for and try to win Monoploy money that they can use to buy a wide range of prizes.
For students looks for something leaning more towards down time, there will two movies shown in the auditorium, a photo booth and a artist doing caricatures of students.
While this is obviously a senior event, Napierski said the doors are open to underclassmen if they are the date of a senior.
Totally free, what makes this night even more special is you don’t have to attend the prom to be allowed into the Senior Celebration.
There will also be roughly 30 faculty members and parent volunteers serving as chaperones.
Just like prom, Senior Celebration is a night to remember.
“When they walk in, they walk into a lighted pathway,” Napierski said. “We have candles and white Christmas lights and they walk on a white carpet that we role out for them. When they get there and we have this huge balloon arch and all of these lights, and they walk in it’s just like-wow. Unless they’ve been to one before, they’re really overwhelmed. They know they’re going to have a great time once they walk in the door.”