LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette upperclassmen are making special arrangements to plan prom during a pandemic.
The West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School prom will take place outdoors at Riehle Plaza.
As News 18 previously reported, last year's event was canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.
The Lafayette Board of Works approved the request this morning.
Junior Class President Shannon Tan says students wanted to bring the event back with safety in mind.
"I can only imagine that after missing last year's it would be a big relief to actually have something that's part of West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School tradition ... We're looking forward to things going back to normal and so I think having an event as big as prom is a part of getting that normality back in a way," Tan says.
The prom will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. on May 1. About 250 to 300 students are expected to attend.