A behind-the-scenes look at the UAHS prom held last month.


For the second consecutive year, UAHS hosted Prom at the Center of Science and Industry, more commonly known as COSI. The dance began at 7pm and ended at 11pm. The event was highly anticipated by many, particularly seniors, because it was their last school dance.

Prom was planned by the junior class officers. Junior class president Nathan Vanderhorst is one of the students who helped plan the event.

“The theme is garden party, we chose that based off of a poll that [the class officers] sent out to all the upperclassmen,” Vanderhorst said.

This theme dictated the decor at the event, according to Kathryn Brooks, the junior class social chair.

“We created decorations around the theme,” Brooks said.

Compared to last year, there was more to do at COSI this year, including all three floors of the building. This is a change from last year, when the third floor was not accessible to students. In addition to access to new areas, new exhibits have been added to COSI since last year. In mid-March, an exhibit named “Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures” opened, giving visitors a chance to interact with replicas of artifacts found in King Tut’s ancient tomb. It is the only exhibit of its kind in the U.S.

At the event itself, drinks and desserts were available, but not dinner, so students had to make plans on their own.

For students who purchased tickets before April 22, the price was $40. For students who waited until the last minute to buy their tickets, the price was $50 — a price that senior Henry Boerger was willing to pay.

“I am excited to go to Waffle House for prom dinner,” Boerger said prior to the event.

Others thought the price was too steep.

“I’m not spending $50 to do what I did last year,” senior Isaac Webb said.

Despite the similarity to last year, the officers worked to make sure this year’s event felt new and exciting.

“It is going to be a really great time,” Brooks said prior to the dance.