Seniors surge the corridors for prom tickets

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Photo taken by Lucy Moon

Senior Megan Milstead holding her prom ticket. Milstead is glad to finally have her ticket after waiting in the long line for prom tickets. Milstead was sure to be at ticket sales right at 2:00. She waited in line for 30 minutes to receive her own ticket and a guest’s ticket.

Lucy Moon and Kailee O'Donnell

On March 22, 2021, at 2:00 P.M. sharp, South Forsyth seniors began flooding West Hall in an attempt to purchase the limited amount of prom tickets for the 2021 school year. The time slot lasted from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. for seniors only; they were able to purchase a ticket for themselves and for a guest. 

Within minutes, the line had to extend out of the doors to West Hall and into the sunny day outside. Some seniors reported waiting over an hour to purchase their tickets. However, despite the long wait, excitement and energy radiated from the seniors as they filled the hallway and outdoors with their animated chatter. 

Senior Emily Crowder commented on the large turnout for prom tickets.

“I was definitely surprised by the turnout of people,” said Crowder. ” I knew a lot of people that were going to be buying tickets, but for everybody to show up at the exact same time to buy tickets was crazy.”

On the other hand, senior Katelyn McLean was not surprised.

“I expected a lot of seniors to be getting tickets because it’s going to be our first time going to prom,” said McLean. “The number of people definitely makes me excited to be able to have a prom before high school is over.”

Having missed prom last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, seniors feel that the long wait was well worth it to have their last chance at attending a prom. Additionally, prom will be a bit different this year with its new location set to Hotel Avalon on Friday, April 16th. Both seniors and juniors alike are enthusiastic to experience their first school dance at a new and exciting location.  Ticket sales will also be available on March 23rd for juniors, and hopefully, they will learn from the senior class and buy their tickets throughout the day to avoid the major turn-out the seniors had when first purchasing their tickets.