21 Feb 2011

No Hooker-Chic and No Dirty-Dancing: TEENS Plan Their Prom

Isn’t it refreshing to see young adults who recognize the problems in society? Kudos to these teens, and may they be an inspiration to others.

Hear ye, hear ye: No cleavage!

It was a junior prom with a modesty rule.

That’s how the teens who planned it wanted it.

A modesty rule banning bare shoulders, legs and chests didn’t keep 100 area high school students away from a “clean prom” held earlier this month in Dalton Gardens. Local 11th-graders organized the dance, which was not connected to any school, after feeling uncomfortable at their homecoming dance last fall. From left, back: Alisabeth Stephens, David Priebe, Adam Ratigan, Jenna Niccolls, Scott Lee, Alex Gunnerson, Jamin Jeske, Julian Datum, Emmalee Priebe . Front: Barbara Larson, Brianna Ball, and Brook Tingey.

Barbara Larson, 16, said they planned their “clean prom” because they didn’t feel comfortable at their homecoming dance last fall.

“There was a lot of making out, too much,” Larson said.

And the dirty dancing was a little too dirty, she said.

Tami Hern’s son, Jackson, felt the same way.

“He said, ‘You do parties all the time, can you do one for us?’” Hern said. “So in November, I started meeting some kids and it went off without a hitch.”

The modesty rule required that all shoulders be covered; gowns had to have at least a 2-inch strap. Dress and gown lengths had to be modest, and no cleavage.

The 10 students who organized the dance put signs up at school, and told others about it on Facebook.

Everyone was invited, if they agreed to abide by the rules set up by the student planners.

Nearly 100 students from Coeur d’Alene, Lake City, Post Falls, and Lakeland high schools attended the Saturday night formal.

The dance was planned and held independent of any school.

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One response to “No Hooker-Chic and No Dirty-Dancing: TEENS Plan Their Prom”

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    Good job kids, ladies should act like ladies & be treated as such. No real man wants a slut for a wife. all individuals should be treated with respect.Men should be treated like gentlman not disposable toys.

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