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Willmar Senior High School to hold modified prom May 7

Willmar Senior High School will hold a prom May 7, though there will be no dance and pandemic safety precautions will be followed.

2019 Willmar Senior High School Prom
Willmar Senior High School students in their formal attire are shown outside a rainy 2019 prom in Willmar. Due to the pandemic, the school did not hold a prom last year but on Friday announced a modified prom will be held May 7 with a car lineup, a march for couples and groups, photo opportunities, time to socialize under open-air tents and a catered meal.

WILLMAR — Willmar Senior High School will be holding a socially distanced prom this year, according to a letter sent to parents by Principal Paul Schmitz.

The prom, called "A Night Under the Lights," will be held May 7, with tickets going on sale April 12 in the school's main office.

Due to the pandemic, the school did not hold a prom last year.

This year's prom will feature a car lineup, a march for couples and groups, photo opportunities, time to socialize under open-air tents and a catered meal. The march will be broadcast live on Cardinal View.

There will be no dance, according to the letter, as the requirements to do so would be too unrealistic for hundreds of students in the space provided.

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The number of attendees will also be limited due to social distancing restrictions and contract tracing. Only Willmar Senior High School and Area Learning Center students from the junior and senior classes will be allowed.

No outside guests, sophomore guests or spectators will be allowed.

Ticket sales will be closed by April 30. Ticket prices will be $30 this year and will include the meal and a picture packet.

Mark Wasson has been a public safety reporter with Post Bulletin since May 2022. Previously, he worked as a general assignment reporter in the southwest metro and as a public safety reporter in Willmar, Minn. Readers can reach Mark at mwasson@postbulletin.com.
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