Students have mixed opinions on After Prom

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Students have mixed opinions on After Prom

Students participate in After Prom activities such as mechanical bull riding, games, character drawings, and additional snacks.

Students participate in After Prom activities such as mechanical bull riding, games, character drawings, and additional snacks.

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Students participate in After Prom activities such as mechanical bull riding, games, character drawings, and additional snacks.

Official Twitter account of Mr. Legan @WildcatMHS

Official Twitter account of Mr. Legan @WildcatMHS

Students participate in After Prom activities such as mechanical bull riding, games, character drawings, and additional snacks.

Juliana Fimiani, Staff Writer

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Students who attended After Prom weren’t as pleased as they thought they would be, but there were still enjoyable parts to the night.

After Prom was held at Play Arcade and Kitchen in Mayfield Heights from 12:00am to 3:30am.

Junior Emily Byrne attended After Prom with her boyfriend and was frustrated by the event rules. “The worst part of After Prom was the fact that they locked us in and didn’t inform us that we wouldn’t be able to leave until 3:45 unless our parents physically came in and picked us up. Me and my date were stuck there and I was so tired and sluggish long before after prom ended,” said Byrne.

Junior Shamar Bailey also attended After Prom and had a good time. “The best part was definitely the food they offered because the food at the actual prom wasn’t very good. The food we were served at prom was cold and gross, so having freshly cooked and warm food at after prom was nice,” Bailey said.

Junior Lindsay Inmon had good and bad thoughts on After Prom. “I think there should have been more things to do to keep everyone active. After me and my friends played all the games, we all got really bored and were starting to fall asleep. If there was something more active to do like dancing or some kind of sport, kids would probably stay more alert and be less tired,” said Inmon.

After Prom didn’t seem to excite Byrne at all. “The best part of After Prom was the food and unlimited games, but after an hour goes by and you’ve eaten all the food and played all the games, it gets boring quickly and I got very tired as time passed. Overall it wasn’t worth it in my opinion,” Byrne said.

Bailey didn’t really have an issue with how After Prom was run. “I didn’t mind that we couldn’t leave until 3:45 because I’m a night owl and I’m always up late. The only thing that I would want to change is having after prom at a different venue next year. It’s been held at Play for the past few years, and it’d be cool to have something different for my senior prom,” Bailey said.

Byrne has some constructive criticism on what the After Prom committee could have done differently. “They could have improved by using their original policy which was that a parent had to talk to the manager there to inform them their child could leave instead of changing it to a parent physically being there. No one had been drinking alcohol as there were police officers there and half the kids there drove from the Rock Hall so there was no point in a parent coming to get us,” said Byrne.

Inmon says her favorite part was the character drawings. “Me and date got character drawings done of us, and they turned out really good. It was free and the artist was really talented, it seemed really popular because the line was really long,” Inmon said.

Bailey said his favorite part was the arcade games. “I had a great time playing unlimited games with my friends until we ran out of games to play. I also thought the mechanical bull was a really fun touch to the night. It was something different that everyone could try, and lots of people did,” said Bailey.

Parents of Mayfield High School students organized the event, and according to Mrs. Silver, one of the event organizers, over 100 students attended the event.

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