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Change the date of prom.

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While prom may seem superficial, it is almost a right of passage. My forensics squad and I are facing a tough choice, either we go to state or go to prom. Our administration has chosen to move the date of prom from April 25th to May 2nd, the same day we will be going forensics state. This is something we should not have to choose between.

The Hutchinson High School forensics squad had it's most successful run at state last year in the school's history, bringing home two state championships and seven top six placements. We plan to not only defend our championship titles, but to go even further, to place even higher. However this may not be possible; State is being held four hours away at Olathe Northwest, meaning we will not be back till nearly midnight, all the while our senior prom takes place. If we are lucky, we may be able to make it to after prom.

Upon finding this out, we immediatly contacted the administration and requested that they consider changing the date back to its original setting, however we were quickly shot down. 

Our proposed resolution is to revert it back to April 25th. After looking at the district calender, we found that the only event happening on the 25th is auditions that our choir students will be participating in. The auditions not only take place in town, but are also in the morning, giving them time to prepair for prom.

So now we are asking for your support, prom isn't just about the dress or the dance, it's our last chance to celebrate with the kids we grew up with. We have known many of our classmates since we were five years old, and prom is our last opportunity to celebrate making it this far, before we are thrown into a whole new group of people as we leave each other and enter college. We ask that we get the same opportunities as every other student, after all we have done for our school. We should not have to choose between a goal we have been working at for the past four years, and something we only get once in our life time.

So please, Hutchinson High School, change the date of prom.

- Hutchinson High School Debate & Forensics



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