Proms

This photo shows high school seniors who attended a virtual prom via Zoom on April 16 hosted by the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition. With the Class of 2020 missing out on so many traditions due to the coronavirus pandemic, many have gone online to participate in virtual proms. (Baton Rouge Youth Coalition via AP)
April 27, 2020 - 1:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In party dresses or come as you are, with colored lights flashing in their bedrooms and teachers-turned-DJs spinning, high schoolers have turned to virtual proms to salvage at least one slice of fun and tradition for the Class of 2020. And they’re getting help from familiar brands...
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November 21, 2018 - 11:59 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teen caught a hungry bear and its three cubs on video breaking into her car to devour dozens of chocolate bars. Sixteen-year-old Lilly Thurmond provided WLOS-TV with cellphone video of the bears moving in and out of the Toyota Prius and eating about 50 bars...
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June 08, 2018 - 7:24 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia mom who threw a $25,000 Dubai-themed prom for her son last year is throwing a "Black Panther"-themed prom this year complete with an actual black panther. Saudia Shuler tells WPVI-TV she had a contest this year that asked kids in her North Philadelphia...
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May 25, 2018 - 1:26 pm
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a yacht hosting a high school senior prom rear-ended another yacht on the Hudson River, but no injuries were reported. There were 95 passengers and 11 faculty members aboard the prom-hosting yacht Cornucopia Destiny near Hoboken when it crashed into the...
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May 22, 2018 - 2:50 pm
MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a May 21 story about a grieving father taking his late son's girlfriend to the prom, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the university where the son was a student. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, not Indiana State University. A corrected...
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Allison Closs arrives for the Carlisle High School senior prom at Letort View Community Center at Carlisle Barracks in Carlise, Pa., on Friday, May 11, 2018, with a cutout of actor Danny DeVito. Closs and her famous two-dimensional date joined other Carlisle High School seniors Friday for prom. Closs purchased the cutout of DeVito online along with a scooter she used to move the figure with. (Michael Bupp /The Sentinel via AP)
May 14, 2018 - 3:38 pm
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student took an unorthodox approach to prom and brought a cardboard cutout of actor Danny DeVito to the dance. WHTM-TV reports Allison Closs and her famous two-dimensional date joined other Carlisle High School seniors Friday for prom. Closs purchased...
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April 16, 2018 - 6:30 am
FOREST LAKE, Minn. (AP) — Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom. The Forest Lake Fire Department opened its firehouse for three hours on Saturday so the students could pose for prom pictures. With as much as 15 inches...
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FILE – In this July 4, 2012, file photo, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots performs during an Independence Day celebration in Philadelphia. The drummer and DJ assured students at a Pennsylvania high school Friday, May 19, 2017, that he will perform at their prom despite unexpectedly canceling days earlier, posting on Twitter he "adjusted some things" to perform during the Saturday, May 20, 2017, senior prom for Pennsbury High School's East Campus in Fairless Hills, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
May 19, 2017 - 5:32 pm
LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Questlove is assuring students at a Pennsylvania high school that he will still perform at their prom despite unexpectedly canceling days earlier. The Roots' drummer and DJ posted on Twitter on Friday that he has "adjusted some things" to perform Saturday at senior prom at...
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May 08, 2017 - 10:03 pm
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school student who hopes to become a funeral director has surprised her classmates by arriving at her prom in an open prop coffin . Megan Flaherty says she mainly wanted to have fun while attending Pennsauken High School's junior prom Saturday. The 17-year-...
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April 29, 2017 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the White House Correspondents' Association dinner and the competing event organized by late-night TV star Samantha Bee (all times EDT): 11:25 a.m. Washington's most glitzy "nerd prom" is about to get overshadowed. Late-night TV star Samantha Bee has organized the...
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