Class of 2024 prepares for a “fire and ice” themed Junior Prom


Ilanna Bernstein ('25)

The Class of 2024 will have a fire and ice themed Junior Prom.

On Saturday, April 15, 2023, the Class of 2024’s Junior Prom will be held at The Westin with the theme of fire and ice. The dance will be from 6-10 p.m.

The junior class student government association (SGA) has had its full focus on planning the event since the beginning of the year. In order to maximize efficiency, the SGA class representatives are broken into two subcommittees: the fundraising committee and the class events committee. The fundraising committee has worked to create multiple fundraisers this year, with the majority of profits going toward the Junior Prom. Besides soft pretzel sales after school, other fundraisers were held at Megu Sushi, Pancheros and more. 

“We’ve had multiple successful fundraisers this year to try and get ticket prices as low as possible,” said junior class vice president Usra Aslam (‘24).

The class events committee largely focused on planning Junior Prom; they collectively came up with ideas for everything from the food to the decorations.

The Westin was chosen by last year’s student government officers to be the Junior Prom venue. The current officers are confident in its ability to fit the juniors’ large class comfortably. The venue also offers a variety of great food options. While the food is not currently completely finalized, the entrees will include chicken parmesan, penne alla vodka and carved prime rib au jus. Allergy-friendly alternatives will be provided as well. 

“The Westin has been used in the past by East and has a great reputation for creating memorable prom nights,” said Aslam.

After much discussion and debate, the student government representatives decided on a fire and ice theme. The theme fits well with the venue’s lighting capabilities and two-room structure. This theme gives the officers and representatives some creative room while still staying under a structured theme.

“One room will be fire and the other will be ice themed, but the location for each is TBD,” said junior class vice president Vedant Menon (‘24).

Excitement has already begun to build, with the chejuniorprom2023 Instagram account already being flooded with girls showing off their new dresses. 

“I, along with the other officers, highly encourage everyone to attend junior prom this year! It’s the one night a year where the entire class gets to come together for a purely fun night and given all the stress of junior year, we deserve it!” Aslam said.