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The Cost of Prom: A Fun Night That’s Worth the Price

Nonnewaug students, from left, Campbell Bologna, Hannah Ringeisen, Lori Marquis, Kayleigh Gingras, Dominik Udvardi, Vladyslava Klymenko posing for a photo during the 2024 prom. (Courtesy of Haylee Molina)

WOODBURY — Nonnewaug’s annual prom was June 1 at the Amber Room in Danbury, and that meant tuxedo and dress season was back. 

As students crowded around to buy tickets, many had an opinion on the price.

“Knowing it’s prom, [the cost] is fine because they put a lot of time and effort into making things look fantastic for us,” said junior Kayleigh Gingras. “The price is a bit high, but it’s probably just to cover all the expenses that go into it.”

The ticket price of $115 was a bit shocking for some students, but for seniors who paid their class dues the ticket was only $85.

“The prom is run by the senior class. It is technically their prom, and juniors are invited to attend,” said Class of 2024 advisor Jessica McKay. “Therefore, seniors who have paid their dues have already put forth money for deposits for prom.”

While the price of the prom ticket may be a significant expense for seniors, the accompanying costs can also add up.

“The ticket, nails, hair and also buying the right dress is not affordable,” said junior Madison Greenlaw. “I can’t afford spending hundreds of dollars on looks each year.” 

Sure the dress, nails, and tux is a big part of prom. But putting the whole thing together is a hassle while trying to afford it all.

“Senior dues play a role, and there was a fraction of students that paid them,” said senior class president Madison Willis. “If more students pay their dues, prom tickets would essentially be less expensive. It also had to do with fundraising and the amount of money left over from other events.” 

Though the price is frowned upon by some, students of the Class of 2024 Class Council worked to ensure a night that’s worth the price — and they succeeded. 

“I loved the food and thought it was a really good selection with great courses,” said junior Kyleigh Paige. “The DJ was pretty good as well. Overall, it was all really fun.”

About the Contributor
Grace Lafferty '24
Grace Lafferty '24, Reporter
Grace Lafferty is a senior at Nonnewaug High School and is in her first year with the Chief Advocate. She has a creative mind to finish everything that comes her way. She is very attentive when it comes to getting work done. Most importantly, she loves her yard full of tractors and fixing anything that comes her way.
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