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Some proms are back, with masks, testing and distancing

A minor league baseball stadium. A negative coronavirus test and absolutely no slow dancing. Those are just a few of the unusual requirements for a high school prom happening in Manchester, New Hampshire, later this month, one of many school districts across the country struggling to navigate holding the formal dance in the second year of the pandemic.

Private proms during pandemic: ‘Footloose’ or loose cannons?

Bedford High School canceled its senior prom, and a persistent pandemic means prospects for dances to be held this fall are slim to none. But nearly 100 recent grads got dressed up last weekend for a private prom, one of several held around the country just as the debate over safely reopening schools ramps up.

Ferris seniors make memories at John Krasinski’s virtual prom

Ferris High School senior Will Clements had no reason to expect anything but an unceremonious end to his school experience without a prom. Instead, he got to distance and dance with a date in front of The Jonas Brothers, Chance the Rapper and Billie Eilish, all thanks to John Krasinski of television hit The Office.

Mom spends $25K on exotic cars, sand, camel for son’s prom

One Philadelphia teenager’s mom took his prom to the extreme, spending $25,000 on a camel, three tons of sand and exotic cars. He brought three dates, all in custom-made gowns, and wore three different outfits himself.