Pennsbury Prom Making Return With Big Parade, Outdoor Venue

Rapper Desiigner hypes up Pennsbury students at Senior Prom 2019.

Pennsbury High School is bringing back the “Best Prom in America” this year. And the theme is Hollywood Lights.

It’s all set for Saturday, June 5.

Last year, Pennsbury seniors missed out on their prom due to COVID-19 restrictions. And while its return is welcome for students, there will be a few changes.

There will not be a large headliner act. This is a big change from past proms, which have featured big name artists including DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore fame and Desiigner.

“While dancing and a big name performer are not part of the program, we believe we have developed an alternative plan that will satisfy many and leave a memorable mark in the minds and hearts of our graduating seniors,” said PHS East Principal Reggie Meadows.

“We have met with multiple groups of students, including our large Prom Committee, to gather their ideas on how this could be a really exciting night that takes into account all proper health and safety precautions.”

Pennsbury provided a description of what seniors can expect:

This year’s take on the Senior Prom will include the traditional arrival parade, the red carpet entrance, a walk-through of high school hallways, and an outdoor, tented dinner provided by a local caterer. Students plan to dress in formal attire. A hypnotist show – another PHS Senior Prom tradition — and a performance by the stellar Faculty Band will be included on the program…

Daniel Cherepko and Tori Petry stand with Greg Harris. Photo by Kayla Santiago.

In addition, Falcon Field will be opened for the seniors to be together in an outdoor setting.
Carnival-style games, music, refreshments, and the crowning of the 2021 Prom King and Queen will be among the planned activities in that venue.

Seniors who missed out on their prom last year due to the pandemic are invited to come this year. So far, about 125 have accepted.

A statement from the Pennsbury School District clarified all plans are subject to change due to increased or reduced mitigation measures.