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By ASHLEY VIAR / Pulse correspondent | May 4, 2010
Prom can be one costly night. And now as the countdown begins to the big event, you're left with few options. Let's just add up the necessities: o Dress - $100 to $200, depending on alternations o Hair - about $50, especially if a girl wants a fancy do o A simple manicure averages $25 o Accessories from jewelry to clutches, $30 to $50 o Shoes to match the dress, $30 o Boutonniere for the guy, $20 o Corsage...
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By KATE S. ALEXANDER | May 13, 2010
GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- By itself, high school can be an exhausting cocktail of peer pressure. But mix in one part identity crisis and two parts vanity with a splash of self-esteem, then shake with a desire to numb the pain and, for some teens, the cocktail leads to a beverage potent enough to end a life. "One choice can end it, one drink," said Brandon Garlitz, a sophomore at Greencastle-Antrim High School (G-AHS). With prom scheduled for Saturday, a group of students at the high school spent the past week empowering the school with messages of wellness they hope on prom night will make their peers think before reaching for an alcoholic drink.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | March 22, 2005
julieg@herald-mail.com Color is back in style for prom season with the girls taking the lead, said Kate Wood, assistant editor with promspot.com . Classic black dresses always will be in style, however colors, especially lighter colors, are back, Wood said. Mermaid silhouettes, Cinderella ball gowns and sleek, column dresses are in style this season, according to Wood and Carol Norton, owner of Jane Anderson Brides in downtown Hagers-town. Dresses with short trains also are in for prom, having made the jump from women's adult evening and bridal styles, she said.
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By KEVIN G. GILBERT / Staff Photographer | January 31, 2009
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NEWS
April 1, 2008
When Tim Martin and Morgan Smith arrived at Smithsburg High School's prom on Saturday, March 29, they were chauffered by Jay Brechbill in a Kenworth semi-tractor cab provided by Truck Enterprises Hagerstown Inc. Smithsburg's early prom was held at Hagerstown Community College about a month earlier than usual so students could decorate the Athletic, Recreation and Community Center with decorations left over from the previous weekend's flower and garden...
NEWS
May 19, 2006
Three South Hagerstown High School seniors made a memorable arrival at the school prom on May 13 when they rolled up in John Deere tractors owned by Rocky Spring Farms. Thomas Homer Shank, 17, drove a 1978 Model 4430 tractor. The son of John and Sharon Shank, he played football and lacrosse for four years at South. He is employed by Frederick Seibert & Associates. Jeremy Christopher Gross, 17, drove a 2002 Model 6220 tractor. The son of Barb Gross and Lee Gross, he was on the wrestling and lacrosse teams for four years and the football team for three.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | April 17, 2008
MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- Shelby Yorks has found that plastics really do make it possible. Staples help, though, when making a recyclable prom dress, at least to ensure the garment stays in place on that important night. "I'm taking a stapler just in case the top falls apart," Shelby said. The dress, still a work in progress after four months, will be debuted when the 16-year-old junior at James Buchanan High School joins classmates at prom on Saturday, May 3. Afterward, sometime over the summer, the dress will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Danville, Pa., for its recycling program.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | January 27, 2006
HAGERSTOWN tiffanya@herald-mail.com Proceeds from a daylong rock concert this weekend will help fund the prom at North Hagerstown High School this spring. The student-run "Battle of the Bands" is Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m. at Northern Middle School. Fifteen local bands, primarily punk, rock and pop groups, will compete for a $100 prize. The event will help pay for the school's prom, which will cost at least $5,000, faculty adviser Adam Shambaugh said. Traditionally, the junior class picks up the tab, Shambaugh said.
NEWS
May 5, 2006
Washington County Technical High School, in conjunction with Roy Rogers, will host Family Night tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant at 1730 Massey Blvd. The fundraiser will raise money for the high school's prom. Roy Rogers will donate 25 percent of the proceeds from the event to the school. "We are excited to help the school raise the funds they need for a great prom," said Mary Harshman, general manager of the restaurant. For information, call Harshman at 301-797-8300.
NEWS
October 1, 2007
The Boonsboro High School junior class is holding a pancake breakfast to raise money for the prom. The breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, in the cafeteria of Boonsboro High. Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. The cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat pancakes.
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EDUCATION
May 12, 2013
Members  of St. Maria Goretti High School's junior class presented the annual Prom Promise to the school community on April 19 at the school. The program is designed to provide a wake-up call about drinking and driving to the entire student body. The presentation was delivered the day before Goretti's prom. The theme of this year's Prom Promise was inspired by a grim statistic stating that every 15 minutes, someone dies in a car accident involving a drunken driver. Using that theme as a platform, junior class member and prom chair Taylor James, (along with the school's prom committee)
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EDUCATION
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2013
As South Hagerstown High School students walked down the main hallway to leave school Friday, 121 students in red shirts, representing teenagers who have died from distracted driving accidents, stood on either side of them and did not say a word. They held up signs such as “I wanted to be a veterinarian” or “I wanted to graduate,” in addition to providing statistics about distracted driving accidents. Many of the students entering the hallway who first acted surprised, making jokes and talking loud about the situation, began to quiet down and read the signs as they continued to walk down the hallway, with many of them silent by the time they went outside.
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 25, 2013
Brett Jamison said she found herself getting tearful while playing a dead teenager in a fatal accident skit for the Prom Promise program at South Hagerstown High School on Thursday. “When I heard the sirens, that's when it really snapped in,” Jamison, 18, a senior at South High said. “This is real, and some people just don't take it into consideration.” The program, which included the skit and a slide show of actual fatal accidents, had juniors and seniors at the school pledge not to drive while intoxicated or distracted, just in time for the South High prom Saturday night.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 8, 2013
For most young women, the high school prom is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and probably the only time they will wear that pricey prom dress. The economical answer to prom night was at Cinderella's Closet on Friday at the Washington County Technical High School. More than 200 dresses and gowns, shoes and other accouterments for a magical evening were on sale at prices no higher than $50, said Marjorie Kellman, a Health Occupations teacher and Skills USA leads advisor at the school. On the high end of the haute couture scale were new dresses donated by Potomac Bridals in Hagerstown and others from a store that recently closed in Waynesboro, Pa., Kellman said.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | January 20, 2013
Engaged on Dec. 7, Kayla Pownall and Cody Frankenberry attended The Herald-Mail's 2013 Bridal & Prom Expo at Valley Mall on Sunday to get some ideas for their September 2014 wedding. Among the items the couple wanted to check out were cakes and dresses, said Frankenberry, 25. The Martinsburg, W.Va., couple arrived at the mall in time to catch the end of the first of two fashion shows on a stage in front of Bon-Ton. Several women modeled wedding gowns, mother-of-the-bride dresses and prom dresses, while men modeled tuxedos.
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By BLAIR AMES | The Frederick News-Post | May 18, 2012
Brunswick High School senior Drew Howard has already been named prom king once this year, but he might get a second shot on Saturday. Unhappy with the music and restrictions on dancing at their April 27 prom, Howard and seven other students are staging Prom 2.0 at the Brunswick City Park Building. About 150 students have already purchased tickets, Howard said. “This is basically a rebel kind of dance,” Howard said. Attendees will not sport prom dresses and tuxedos; the theme is “police-ish,” complete with caution tape draping the walls as students give themselves an opportunity to dance the way they like.
BREAKINGNEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | May 6, 2012
Feeling horrified and numb, a steady stream of friends of Williamsport High School seniors Brendon Edward Colliflower and Samantha Rae Kelly turned out at the spot along Rench Road on Sunday afternoon where the two sports standouts were killed in an accident the night before. Colliflower, a pitcher on this year's Williamsport High School baseball team, and Kelly, a tennis and volleyball athlete at the school, had been to the high school's prom at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va., Saturday night.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | April 27, 2012
Hedgesville High School senior Victoria Chakwin is looking forward to Saturday night's senior prom and wearing her new black gown with red accents. But preying deeply on her mind is something that none of her classmates could have imagined going through. Victoria, 18, has been fighting for her life since the eighth grade against what was diagnosed in November as pulmonary fibrosis. A deadly lung disease, it drew her into a six-year whirlwind of false diagnoses, innumerable tests and a host of specialists from hospitals as close as Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and as far away as Houston and Denver.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | April 26, 2012
The next two weekends in Hancock will be busy.  There will be something for everyone to enjoy and support.  Saturday is Hancock's child abuse awareness event, which will include a walk/run along the rail trail, a bike ride through Widmeyer Park, booths, food and music, all to raise funds for child abuse prevention. The event was reported in last week's column, but in case you don't remember the details, go to www.hancockmd.com/2M5KRunBike-A-Thon.htm . Breakfast in the park, spaghetti dinner on tap To start the morning right, the Masonic Lodge will host breakfast in the park Saturday, beginning at 7 a.m. in the Lions Pavilion.  Breakfast costs $7 for adults.
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By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 20, 2012
No parent ever wants to deliver the eulogy at their child's funeral. But Sharon Winalski, the mother of St. Maria Goretti High School student Laura Winalski, stood between two caskets Friday afternoon and tried to hold back tears as she somberly spoke about her daughter. However, Laura was not inside either of the caskets. She was safe and sound about 100 feet away with her classmate, Eric Pino, hiding behind the curtain on the stage inside the Gael Center. With their prom one day away, Laura, 16, and Eric, 17, were the “victims” of a mock funeral put on by students of the junior class for the school's Prom Promise program, which asks students to pledge not to drink and drive after the annual school dance, and to make responsible decisions.
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