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Proms get canceled over COVID-19 fears, sending teens venting their frustrations online

If you’re not living under a rock, you know that March is prom season for high school students. But because of the new coronavirus wreaking havoc everywhere in the world, prom—and everything else—got canceled. Teens have been venting out their frustrations online since the first week of March, creating their own skits on Tiktok and ranting on Reddit about how their prom got canceled.


Even a celebrity got in on the trending topic as well, after a twitter user requested if he can borrow a very special suit for prom. Frustrated teens got creative as a way of dealing with their unfortunate fate.

However, one mom had a different idea.

After seeing her daughter’s disappointment over the prom getting canceled, a mom in O’ahu, Hawaii put together a makeshift prom for her daughter and her friends. Sheri Chun made a mini-prom for the junior students of Kapolei High School by feeding them crab and prime rib for dinner.

She even arranged for a dance to party the night away at a ballroom in Pagoda Hotel, where Chun works.

Sheri Chun scrambled to put it together because the Kapolei High School event was canceled while many students were already getting ready.

The group of about 50 was fed crab and prime rib for dinner – and got to dance the night away in a ballroom at the Pagoda hotel — where Chun works.

The real question now is…doesn’t this 50-ish-people prom party go against every government’s recommendation to avoid group gatherings? You be the judge.


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