Old Hollywood returns

LSHS Prom Committee announces event details


Brynne Shipman

Step right up: Business Secretary Melissa Dee sells prom tickets to sophomore Keagan Hyatt during lunch. Prom season means students are busy planning for a memorable event.

Lake Stevens High School’s 2023 prom will take place May 20 at the Angel of the Winds Arena Ballroom from eight PM to 11 PM. There will be no entry after ten PM.

The prom theme this year is Old Hollywood, however, students are not required to follow the theme with their attire. The theme will carry out classy decorations throughout the ballroom.

The ballroom will have a big dance floor with tables around the outside of the room. Coat check will be outside of the ballroom as well as three photo booths and a miniature art gallery. 

“I’m hoping there are just some simple snacks, don’t need a full meal but something simple and fast would be great! As for drinks, I don’t really have a preference,” senior Grace Warbis said.

Refreshments including cookies, brownie bites, water, lemonade and soda will also be offered. 

Ticket sales began May 8, available for purchase online (for LSHS students only) or at the LSHS Business Office. LSHS students are allowed to bring one guest. Guest forms are required for a non-LSHS Student. Guest forms must be completed by May 15 at the end of the school day. Make sure all signatures have been acquired before turning guest forms in. 

If students bring a non-LSHS student, students will need to purchase their ticket in person at the LSHS Business Office. Tickets cost $50 with ASB and $55 for guests and students without ASB.  No tickets will be sold at the door at Angel of the Winds. Students can only purchase one ticket online. Seniors, juniors, and sophomores are invited to the dance. 

Students are allowed to request songs via a Google form sent through email from Jason Pearson on April 16. 

“I would like to hear hip music that everyone knows, even if it’s rap music with the swear words bleeped; good music makes for a good time. No one wants childish type music at a fun dance,” senior Dakota Wallner said.

Prom is planned and thrown by the Junior Class Prom Committee.

“We’re making an effort to play songs students want. After they submit the form, we will forward the playlist to the DJ, so he will play the songs students want and request,” Prom Committee Administrator Ryan Michalisin said.

There are multiple restaurants around the Angel of The Winds Arena. Multiple students are eating at Anthony’s and Lombardi’s on the Everett Waterfront, however, there are other restaurants closer to the venue. 

As for parking, the arena offers limited charged spots. Students can find more parking on the side of the road and at other paid parking lots.

Tickets are expected to sell out quickly, so be sure to get tickets sooner rather than later. 

“This is my last high school prom, and I want it to be perfect! Honestly just going to live through the moment and enjoy it for as long as it lasts,” Wallner said.

Keep in mind as this is a school event, school rules apply at dances. Students can check their email for updates and more information about prom which will be released leading up to the date.