Sunday, April 28, 2013
High schools in Ellicott City have proms scheduled through April and May.
A lot goes into having the perfect prom. There’s the dress, with nails, hair and shoes. Plus there is the limo, dinner beforehand, the actual prom ticket and any after-prom activities. All of these activities are adding up and causing the average cost of prom to skyrocket. According to a recent report published on Huffington Post, the average prom cost in 2013 is $1,139, which is a 5 percent increase from last year. Proms for Ellicott City high schools are scheduled through April and May. Centennial High School's was April 20; Mount Hebron is scheduled for April 27; and Howard High School is May 17. But it seems like the spending for the special senior night begins long before the actual dance. According to an article on MSN Money, two of …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Bobby Chin asked out his prom date with a song that has gone viral.
Do you remember how your prom date asked you out for the big night? Chances are Sofia, a Centennial High School student, won’t be forgetting how 18-year-old Bobby Chin asked her to Centennial’s senior prom, scheduled for this weekend (April 20). With a flower in his hair and a friend casually strumming a guitar nearby in the high school hallway, Chin sang about how he met Sofia six months ago. He sang about her smile and how it made him laugh. “What are you doing on 4/20? That’s our prom, want to go with somebody?” he sang as a crowd of students gathered behind her. And the kicker, which came with the deliverance of a flower: “Make my dreams come true.” Chin’s song – and the video of it -- was so endearing it was covered by the New York …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A high school senior writes in the Ellicott City Patch Local Voices section about the skyrocketing costs of prom -- and other high school rites of passage.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Demonstrations this week focused on drinking and driving on prom night.
High schools across the region, including in Howard County, are conducting demonstrations this week to educate teens about the danger of drinking and driving. What do you think is the bigger issue among teens: drinking and driving or texting and driving? Tell us in comments or in the poll. Alcohol awareness has been a focus this prom season. On Monday, students from Liberty High School in Eldersburg went to the Sykesville Driver Training Facility and, donning glasses designed to simulate drunkenness, got behind the wheel. “That was crazy,” one teen said. “I don’t think I’ll ever drink and drive.” The event was organized by The Maryland Community Crime Prevention Institute, the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
An unsolved murder in Columbia, a new brewery and money for prom parties safe in this week's headlines.
One-Year Mark in Unsolved Toddler Death; Few Answers - One year ago Friday, Elijah LaJeuness was found unresponsive in his Columbia home. County Executive Says Elkridge Center Won't Close - Ken Ulman responded to "doomsday" budget fears during opening of art installation. Watch: Frisco's New Micro Brewery - The first look into Frisco Taphouse & Brewery's new micro brewery. Funding for After Prom Parties Safe - After a brief uncertainty, the county has announced it will help fund Howard County Public Schools' after-prom parties, which are sponsored by school PTSAs. WATCH: High-Risk Rescue After Car Over Bridge (Simulation) - The special operations unit of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services practiced a high-risk …