EAST HANOVER, N.J. (AP) — Thursday morning, Victoria Rossi was poised to make a Hollywood-style entrance to her senior prom that night, rocking a custom-made, bright-red dress inspired by the one...
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — Police have determined that the discharge of pepper spray at a Connecticut high school prom that sent three students to the hospital was an accident.
GROTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut high school's prom had to be cut short when several students were brought to the hospital because of what was described as an irritant similar to pepper spray in...
PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies foiled plans for a post-prom bash at a Florida Airbnb that had been stocked with liquor, pot and stripper poles.
PALOS VERDES ESTATES, Calif. (AP) — A social media photo showing two Southern California high school students laughing while displaying a prom proposal poster containing a racial slur against...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman who made headlines for an elaborate prom send-off has been spared a prison term for Social Security fraud.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who was one half of the first gay couple to attend a high school prom says he didn't expect to become entrenched in LGBTQ rights history and that he looks back on...
BELLVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio high school student's prom proposal sign referencing black people picking cotton has been condemned by school officials as hurtful and inappropriate.
Prom after-parties a dwindling tradition
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — When it comes to convincing throngs of high school students to show up to an alcohol-free party stretching until dawn after prom night, 17-year-old Parkland senior Dani...
Stranded Texas teens bound for prom helped by couple
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Some South Texas teenagers bound for prom but stranded along a highway made it to the dance thanks to a couple celebrating their 17th wedding anniversary.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — After Hurricane Michael destroyed the country club where they had planned to hold prom, students at a Florida high school were at a loss.
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael forced the cancellation of homecoming for Florida's Bay High School, but thanks to a community effort the 2019 prom is all set.
EDINA, Minn. (AP) — After playing fairy godmother to more than 10,000 girls over the past decade, Pam Philipp is packing away her magic wand.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A transgender student says his Georgia high school removed him from this year's prom king ballot.
The Gainesville Times quotes Johnson High School senior Dex Frier as...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With prom season not too far away, North Carolina transportation officials are asking people to avoid using railroad tracks as a backdrop for their photos.
High school bans limos, luxury cars from prom
WANAQUE, N.J. (AP) — Some students at a New Jersey high school are upset that they won't be able to make a grand entrance by taking limousines and luxury cars to their prom.
Dallas Public Library offers free prom clothes, LGBTQ event
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Public Library is offering more than just books with free new or gently used prom gowns and other elegant clothing available for high school girls including LGBTQ students.
Library officials on Wednesday announced registration has opened for the Fairy Tale Closet. Items were donated by area women and retailers including Neiman Marcus, Bella Bridesmaids and Sam Moon.
Purse lost in school in the 1950s to be reunited with owner
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A purse containing a prom invitation, photos and other items from 1950s America will be returned to its now 82-year-old owner after workers found it while demolishing part of an Indiana high school.
Martha Everett lost the black stitched purse more than six decades ago. Workers found it in January behind science classroom cabinets in the old Jeffersonville High School, where Everett was a senior in 1955.
Woman who threw big prom send-off pleads guilty to fraud
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman who made headlines for an elaborate prom send-off has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 44-year-old Saudia Shuler acknowledged Tuesday that she collected Social Security disability payments for years while failing to report income that would have made her ineligible.
Just right: Bear family helps itself to chocolate inside car
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A hungry North Carolina bear and its three cubs were caught on video when they broke into a car to devour dozens of chocolate bars.
David’s Bridal files for bankruptcy, but your order is safe
David's Bridal is filing for bankruptcy protection but there is no danger for customers who have ordered dresses because operations continuing as normal while the wedding and prom retailer restructures.
The bankruptcy filing, the private company said Monday, will wipe out more than $400 million in long-term debt.
It has commitments for $60 million in new debtor-in-possession financing and expects to exit Chapter 11 in early January.
Photographer: Nazi salute image not meant to be offensive
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The parent who took a photo of Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute on the steps of a local courthouse said Tuesday he was simply asking the teens to wave goodbye to their parents before they headed to prom and never anticipated the image would draw widespread condemnation.
Chiefs QB not ruling out prom date with teen with disability
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes isn't ruling out a prom date with a 17-year-old girl with a severe physical disability after she posted a widely circulated "promposal" video to Facebook.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State University employee has been charged with filming people inside a bathroom on campus.
The State College Area School District says a student reported being filmed at the Bryce Jordan arena during a prom held in May.
The student told police a man that he thought was a chaperone led him to a restroom. The student says he later heard the sound of video being recorded and saw a camera pointing in his direction.
Missouri teen celebrates prom while in the hospital
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Skylar Russell finished her prom makeup, she turned in her hospital bed to look at her grandfather.
"Papa, don't cry. Because if you cry, I'll cry. And then we'll all be crying," she said.
If Randal Russell was going to cry, he didn't let it show.
Neither of them expected this day to come.
When 15-year-old Skylar Russell fell ill in April, she'd already bought her prom dress and shoes. The staff at MU Women's and Children's Hospital weren't going to let them go to waste.
BRICK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey teenager is a finalist for a $10,000 scholarship because of a prom tuxedo he constructed entirely from duct tape.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saudia Shuler promised there would be action.
Last year, the North Philly mom made national headlines after dropping $25,000 for a prom send-off. You might remember the camel she hired for the Dubai-themed bash she threw for her son, J.J. Eden Jr. When it came to creating a sendoff this year based on the film Black Panther, let's just say she sensed which way to go.
Special prom celebrates students with disabilities
HUDSON, N.H. (AP) — With a Disney princess soundtrack playing in the background of her Bow home on Thursday, Emma Valas tried on an old dress. The formerly solid white ruffled garment had seen some modifications of a bright pink variety since the 15-year-old last wore it.
"It's totally different. It's not a first communion dress anymore. It's a ball gown," said her excited mother Kris Valas.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia mom who threw a $25,000 Dubai-themed prom for her son last year is throwing a "Black Panther"-themed prom this year complete with an actual black panther.
Saudia Shuler tells WPVI-TV she had a contest this year that asked kids in her North Philadelphia neighborhood to send their report cards and essays explaining why they deserved to have an epic prom send-off.
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — Actor Danny DeVito took a cardboard cutout of the Pennsylvania high school student who brought a cutout of him to prom.
DeVito's co-star Rob McElhenney posted a picture to Instagram on Monday of the actor posing next to a cutout of Carlisle High School student Allison Closs on set.
Closs tweeted that she was "SHOOKETH" and thanked DeVito and McElhenney for the reply.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is visiting schools across the state to educate students on alcohol safety issues during prom and graduation season.
The school visits include hands-on training, informational sessions and an opportunity for students to engage in a dialogue with enforcement officers on the consequences of underage drinking.
11-year-old with cancer named ‘Prom Queen’
HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio community has come together to throw a prom for an 11-year-old girl with stage 4 cancer.
Madison "Maddie" Smallwood and her entire fifth grade class from Monroe Elementary School joined in on the celebration Wednesday in Hamilton, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Cincinnati.
Maddie arrived to the prom in a limousine, brought four boys as her dates and was deemed "Prom Queen" at the end of the night.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey say a yacht hosting a high school senior prom rear-ended another yacht on the Hudson River, but no injuries were reported.
There were 95 passengers and 11 faculty members aboard the prom-hosting yacht Cornucopia Destiny near Hoboken when it crashed into the smaller yacht, Sundancer, which then crashed into the pier. The Cornucopia Destiny's captain could be heard yelling "I have no control" moments before the collision.
Yacht Collision Mars NJ High School Prom
MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — It was supposed to be Carter Brown putting on the corsage and doing funny poses in photos with his date for senior prom.
His father instead took his place, one month after the Pennsylvania teen died in a car crash.
Robert Brown took Kaylee Suders to the James Buchanan High School event Saturday, because he said he knew his son would've still wanted Suders to go to the prom.
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on tickets for the upcoming senior prom.
The Courier Post reported the Cherry Hill High School East senior prom tickets urged students to "party like it's 1776" during the event at Philadelphia's National Constitution Center.
Pa. Student Takes Danny DeVito Cutout To Prom
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student took an unorthodox approach to prom and brought a cardboard cutout of actor Danny DeVito to the dance.
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida high school decided to take the jungle theme for prom a bit too seriously for some students.
Students, parents and teachers from Christopher Columbus High School took to social media to say that a wild tiger at last Friday's prom was animal abuse. The Miami Herald reports that footage shows the tiger pacing inside a small enclosure as bright lights flashed around him.
Utah teens prepare for alternative ‘Queer Prom’
LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The second annual alternative prom in Logan designed to make LGBTQ students feel comfortable was organized by teenagers this time and was called "Queer Prom."
Oliver Wesley, the son of Logan Pride Foundation President Rikki Wheatley-Boxx, was on the planning committee for this year's prom, which was held Saturday. He said there's a push, among younger generations, to reclaim the word "queer."
CHICAGO (AP) — It wasn't the food.
County health officials say there appears to be no connection between food served at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium and flu-like symptoms suffered by more than 100 students from Andrew High School. They held their prom at the aquarium on April 27.
WARSAW, N.C. (AP) — A video posted to social media shows a teenager in his prom attire being choked by a police officer and slammed onto a Waffle House parking lot in North Carolina.
By Heidi Stevens
Students at a Dearborn, Mich., high school were greeted recently by a “modesty poncho,” a neck-and-shoulders-covering wrap that administrators promised to distribute to girls whose prom dresses they deemed too revealing.
“If your dress does not meet our formal dance dress requirements — no problem!” read a note attached to the poncho, displayed in the school lobby. “We’ve got you covered — literally. This is our Modesty Poncho, which you’ll be given at the door.”
Former NFL kicker Jay Feely, who was born in Odessa, Fla., and starred at Tampa Jesuit, has apologized for a photo he intended as a joke, showing him holding a gun as he poses with his daughter and her prom date.
"Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom #BadBoys," the CBS Sports analyst wrote in a Twitter post on Saturday night, showing him holding a gun at his side, with his daughter rolling her eyes on one side and her date grinning on the other side.
Jay Feely, former NFL kicker, posts picture with gun and daughter’s prom date
Former NFL kicker Jay Feely tweeted a picture Saturday night of himself posing with his daughter and her date to prom.
The innocent caption, "Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom #BadBoys," is juxtaposed with the fact that Feely is holding a gun pointed at the ground.
Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom #BadBoys pic.twitter.com/T5JRZQYq9e Jay Feely (@jayfeely) April 22, 2018
INSTITUTE, W.Va. — For many teens the prom is the epitome of their high school experience. But for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer, it can be a challenge to feel like they belong.
This year, some West Virginia students decided to start a new tradition: The Rainbow Formal, the state's first dance for LGBTQ youth.
INSTITUTE, W.Va. (AP) — For many teens the prom is the epitome of their high school experience. But for students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer, it can be a challenge to feel like they belong. This year, some West Virginia students decided to start a new tradition: The Rainbow Formal, the state's first dance for LGBTQ youth.
After fan sends prom invite, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson surprises Stillwater student
Bad news doesnt seem so bad when its delivered in a personalized message from Dwayne The Rock Johnson especially if youre his biggest fan.
The bad news? Johnson is busy on May 5, so he cant make it to Stillwater Area High Schools prom, but he has another outing in store for 18-year-old superfan Katie Kelzenberg, who recently asked him to the big dance on Twitter.