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The COVID-19 outbreak has undeniably had an impact on Buford City Schools, and therefore Buford City Council’s decision to allow prom for the 2020-2021 school year came as a pleasant surprise to many students and staff members. 

The Buford High School prom was held from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Buford Arena. This year’s prom, with the theme “It was Royal,” was only open to Buford High School seniors, so no students from other grades or schools were allowed to participate. As for precautions, temperature checks were taken at the door and masks were required throughout the night to ensure the prevention of the spread of COVID-19. Despite the fact that some students were unable to bring their desired date or significant other, the event was a huge success!

Buford High School hired a professional DJ to play popular music and songs for students at the prom. There was a large dance floor inside and outside, as well as high tables for students who wanted to talk with their classmates while enjoying the music. Buford decorated the dance floor with flashing lights and lit up the outdoor area with fairy lights to create a magical atmosphere.

From the DJ blasting popular songs to the outdoor photo booth, students had a great time with their classmates! There was also a complimentary food table with everything from shrimp to macaroons on it. Students were also given goodie bags when they walked into the dance. 

Buford High School senior Kyle Farkas reminisced about his experience at prom. 

“It was a really awesome experience,” he said. “We didn’t have a prom last year, and honestly, I didn’t expect to get one this year either, so the fact that Buford even gave us a dance was pretty cool. It was tons of fun.”

Buford High School has continued to strive to keep its students happy and healthy even in the midst of a pandemic. Thank you, Buford High School, for providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the class of 2021.

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