Let the chips fall where they may. Las Vegas is coming to Papio South for the 2016 Post-Prom party. The school will be filled with blackjack, poker and many other Viva Las Vegas games. Post-Prom will be held at Papillion La Vista South High School after prom ends at the Ralston Arena.
Head Principal Jeff Johnson has taken charge of Post-Prom this year due to band parents and junior parents stepping down from planning it. The past few years, band parents have hosted Post-Prom for juniors and seniors.
Johnson is not worried, though. “We will have gaming tables, music, dodgeball, food we are making a whole night for prom!”Johnson said. It’s a tradition in the making, and Mr. Johnson is hoping to
make it after successful events at other schools in the area. “Papillion LaVista South has been planning Post-Proms for 13 years while Millard West have been doing it for over 40 years.”
Kelli Knox attended Millard West for high school and also attended the Post-Proms. “I remember there being a lot of excitement. The whole staff was involved with it.”
Millard West students looked forward to Post-Prom every year Mrs. Knox said, while Papio South has low attendance which has led to lower ticket prices and changing location. Johnson said he became involved with Post-Prom for one reason “The most important thing is to keep kids safe, some kids make poor choices, and I want to know everyone is in school the Monday after prom.”
Junior Siobhan Cook said she liked what this year’s Post-Prom fliers promised, “I’m looking forward to the food and the games. Especially the bubble soccer and the taco bar.”
The fliers promise lip sync battles, bubble soccer, music and much more.
Senior Hunter Bauman said he loved the games, food and prices for this year’s Post-Prom. “The only thing that could make Post-Prom better is an ice cream bar, because ice cream bars make everything better.”
Mr. Johnson said he needs to see all juniors and seniors at Post-Prom this year, “I just want everyone to have a fun, safe night.”
Prom is one big party that can last all night, Mrs. Knox pointed out “Why have a party with only four people, you can do that every weekend. When do you have a chance to party with 500 people?”