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An open letter to students about Prom

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Staff writer Veronica Laguna, third from right, poses with her friends for a photo before junior prom.

Staff writer Veronica Laguna, third from right, poses with her friends for a photo before junior prom.

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Staff writer Veronica Laguna, third from right, poses with her friends for a photo before junior prom.

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Dear Students,

Prom season is upon us and the halls are abuzz with talk of finding a date and a perfect dress. Prom is a unique experience. When else do you get to dress your fanciest and party with all of your classmates? Prom is meant to be a celebration that you will remember for the rest of your life. Prom is not meant to be something that causes you to worry and stress. Everyday the joy of prom is being killed by students who try to be prom perfectionists. Guess what, nothing in life is ever 100% perfect, so stop trying too hard to have the perfect prom because trying too hard will most likely make it worse. Prom is an exciting time which is meant to be joyous, so do not pollute the joy and excitement with concern and anxiety.

Finding a dress can be a struggle, but the perfect one can make a girl feel amazing and confident.  What happens, however, if somebody already has the same dress? WIth a school as large as North Penn, this is bound to happen. Since North Penn is so large though, if you do not know the person with the same dress, it is unlikely that you will actually see them let alone be in any pictures with them.  If this is a concern, one can check the prom facebook page to be certain that nobody has the same dress. Every girl wants to stand out at prom, but someone wearing the same dress as you will not make you feel any less beautiful in your perfect dress or have any less fun at prom. What matters here is that you like the dress, so if the answer is yes, do not worry about what other people think. You will look amazing no matter what.

Another concern of yours may be finding a date. This causes a very large amount of unnecessary worry that takes away from the fun of prom. Here’s a secret though: You don’t need a date to have a good time at prom. If someone who you like asks you, go with them and you will have a great time. If you do not get asked, go with a group of friends and you will have a great time. You do not have to hunt someone down to go to prom with you. This could result in going with someone who you do not even like and where is the fun there? This will just stress you out and kill the joy of this event. Going without does not have to be a symbol of loneliness or unpopularity, so stop overthinking it.

Make sure you focus on the positive and exciting aspects of prom and do not concern yourself. Look forward to dressing your best. If you are worried about what other think, and if you think you look good, then you look good. Look forward to getting together with friends take pictures which you will be able to look back on and remember the amazing time you had at prom and the great feeling of looking absolutely stunning and being confident because of it. Prom is almost here, so get excited not anxious.

Sincerely,

Veronica Laguna

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  1. Lauren Wolfe on March 16th, 2017 1:20 pm

    Cool! 🙂

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