After Prom Party Keeps Kids Safe
For the last 20 years, Shepherd High School has hosted an After Prom Party. This event is a safe, positive and entertaining alternative to other not-so-safe options for students during the late night hours after prom. The goal is to host a huge party with lots of fun activities and prizes for Shepherd High School Juniors and Seniors. Groups of parents have volunteered to organize this event every year.
The Shepherd Community Fund in Honor of Robert Bates provided funding for last years’ event. On May 6-7, 2017 the party was held at Morey Courts from 11 PM to 3 AM. Each year the event is a little different in order to attract new students who may have attended the previous year. 2017’s After Prom Party included: three different inflatables, Karaoke, ice skating, volleyball, basketball, dodge ball, Wally ball and a game of corn hole. There was also a photo booth available for students to take pictures with their friends. The attendance in 2017 was up by 58 students, totaling 178. “One of the best parts about our prom is After Prom, a place for us all to hang out together and do activities we usually don’t get to do,” said senior, Abby Schlorff.
The After Prom event will continue as long as there are volunteers who are willing to help with the three fundraisers that are hosted throughout the school year, and the community continues with their generous donations. “Being at After Prom is one of those high school moments that I won’t forget,” said senior, Sam Travis.