The prom monitors | Arkansas Blog

Monday, March 17, 2008

The prom monitors

Posted By on Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 6:32 AM

Who knew? Until this year, Rogers High School students could attend the school prom only with other Rogers High students. The rule has been relaxed, but this Morning News article provides a fascinating look at the seemingly inordinate amount of time high school principals devote to prom rules -- attendance and dress.

Rogers student Chelsey Fowler is dating Phillip Harrison, a Bentonville student. The two knew each other last year but Harrison couldn't attend Fowler's prom.

"I brought someone else because obviously, I had to," Fowler said.

This year, Fowler is buying two prom dresses: One to wear to the Rogers prom and one to wear at Bentonville's prom, to meet that district's stricter dress code.

But before Harrison enters the Rogers High School door, he'll have to get a letter from his Bentonville principal, confirming Harrison is an enrolled student in good standing who does not face suspension or expulsion.

"I do think the letter is a little bit extreme. My date is kind of upset and it's not like he is a bad guy," Fowler said of Harrison.

The letters must be submitted two weeks prior to the April 19 prom and be on the other school district's letterhead, Stringer said.

Rogers prom dates can be older than 18 if they are still enrolled in high school, under the new policy. However, that still upsets some students, as they can't bring alumni as dates.

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017
  • Your daily dose of Jason Rapert

    Sen. Jason Rapert really, really didn't like it when a KATV reporter asked him about the hypocrisy of his political arguments.
    • Feb 4, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation