Jupiter High prepares for prom


After two years of enduring COVID-19 precautions, Jupiter High has revamped the high school prom tradition with an enchanted forest theme at the Wyndham Grand from 8-11 p.m. on April 29. 

In order to get a ticket, seniors must pick up a contract in rooms 5-207 or 5-109, and juniors in room 4-119. 

“[The contract will require students to] be clear of all obligations from school [in order to get the librarian’s signature], get a parent or guardian signature, class sponsor signature, money on hand and a physical copy of your ID,” Kierstyn Fisher, junior class president, said. 

Seniors who paid all their class dues got the first chance to get their discounted $50 tickets on Feb. 22-25 during lunch in the auditorium lobby. Seniors who haven’t paid all their class dues must pay the full-priced $100 tickets which will be sold from Feb. 28 to March 4. 

“We accept checks or cash made out to Jupiter High School,” Brian Kovachik, ticket administrator, said.

Juniors and guests will be able to get tickets on March 7-11 during lunch at the auditorium lobby. Juniors who have paid all their class dues can get discounted $80 tickets, and juniors who haven’t paid all their class dues must pay the full $100 for tickets. 

“If anyone has any questions about tickets they can come to me [in room 4-119],” Kovachik said.

If students who paid their dues miss the time period for getting their discounted tickets, they will have to pay the full $100 for tickets.

“The price for tickets rises [to $125] after March 11 for all students,” John Day, an administrator of the senior prom contracts, said.

There are a total of 900 tickets available to be bought.

“We’re anticipating a sell-out. Grad Bash sold out in two days, and the same thing can happen [for Prom],” Carol Jeffs, an administrator of the senior prom contracts, said.

In June of last year, Fisher came up with the One Enchanted Evening theme. 

“I wanted to make it a lot more romanticized…I was looking at other Disney movies like Princess and the Frog and I saw all the lights and fireflies and the idea came to me,” Fisher said. “A lot of decorations will be how the light reflects with everything to show the beauty in nature.” 

Prom is a one-night event where you only get the opportunity to go twice during junior and senior years. Though, for juniors last year they didn’t have a prom. 

“It’s one of those events in high school that when you’re 5, 10, 30 years out after graduation, you will think about, reflect on and talk about when you get together for class reunions,” DeLeonardo said. 

This event allows students to come together in a non-traditional social way.

“There are so many different groups and cliques at Jupiter High with a wide variety of people but for prom, everybody comes together for a special evening,” Deleonardo said. 

A continued advice that was given was to plan everything in advance. Make sure you buy your dress and tux in advance so you aren’t planning last minute. 

“Get those shoes that look a little sparkly and that dress that makes you feel confident… In reality, you’re not going to regret going, you’re going to regret not going,” Fisher said.