Upperclassmen look forward to going out to Prom


Graphic by Isabella Kneeshaw.

Zelda Zamora-Villa, Staff Writer

A beautiful and luxurious night out… that’s what you’ll find at Tualatin High School’s 2023 Prom, on May 6th from eight to ten-forty five P.M. The theme is “Night at the Gatsbys,” which is going to feature  the 1920s high-end style. Think art deco details, everything rich. 

The theme ties in perfectly with the venue, the McMenamins Crystal Ballroom in Portland. This supports the almost regal theme, with ornate detailing on the walls, ceiling and chandeliers. The venue has hosted many artists, most recently including Suki Waterhouse and Peach Pit, and some famous artists in the past, such as Jimi Hendrix and Etta James. 

At the event, there will be a decor theme of white and gold, which will help keep the entire event consistent. The colors, theme and venue compliment each other well and are intended to look good behind what people decide to wear. People may stick to the theme, although in the past most have not. 

Here is what Lea Olivares-Raudes, a TuHS Associated Student Body (ASB)  member says about the Prom music choices, “The music stays rather contemporary. We try to satisfy as many people and groups as we can, so we also try to play some cultural songs like “El Payaso de Rodeo,” which is a traditional Mexican line dance. Overall we’re very open to what music we play, so if you ever have genuine song recommendations for Prom or any other school events, let us know at the TuHS ASB Instagram account. But the DJ does have a set list beforehand, so people can’t request songs during Prom.” 

ASB Advisor Matthew Unis gave his thoughts on the event. 

“I love chaperoning for Prom. I think it’s a wonderful experience for students to come and have fun with their friends. It’s a valuable part of the high school experience and something we encourage students to come to and be a part of for some lasting memories.”

Junior Ella Chieda has been busy thinking about how she will prep for Prom., 

“I want to wear something chic,” she said. “I wanted to be a little different with my dress, and I’m eyeing a floral white strapless dress. Prom themes are a little dumb to me. I believe you should wear what you want. I’ve never really been to a school where school dances are important, so I’m interested to see what it’s like.”