Prom is a big affair this year

Prom is a big affair this year for Oceana High School. The rite of passage had been canceled for two years due to the pandemic.

The fairy lights were twinkling and a wall of windows looked out on the San Francisco Bay as the Oceana High School prom committee and representatives of student government set up for Saturday's prom. 

As the students hung garlands and put up tables, you’d have thought they were veteran event planners, but the majority of them had never even been to a prom. With COVID-19 putting a pause on large, in-person events, this is Oceana’s first prom since 2019. And since the event is primarily for upperclassmen, most hadn’t had the opportunity to go yet, including prom commissioner Valeria Leon, who headed the project. 

Emma Spaeth is a staff writer for the Half Moon Bay Review covering community, arts and sports. Emma grew up in Half Moon Bay before earning a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Oregon.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

More Stories

  • Updated
  • 0

The Purisima Creek Redwood Preserve’s meandering trails under the massive redwoods adjacent to winding creeks are a treat for locals and tourists alike. The preserve hosts around 200,000 visitors annually who explore the 5,400 acres, according to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District…

featured
  • Updated
  • 1

Pacifica’s San Pedro Creek, which flows past homes and businesses, by roads and under bridges, is the most urban creek on the Coastside where steelhead fish still live and spawn. But biologists and residents who care about wildlife are concerned that conditions at the creek mouth are making …

  • 0

Pacifica police on Saturday arrested a San Jose man for stealing a vehicle from his hometown and arguing and then disrobing in front of officers before he was arrested, according to a report from the Pacifica Police Department. 

  • 0

Catalytic converter theft is widespread across California and has had significant impact within Pacifica. It seems theft of the pricey part of common exhaust systems is in the news daily.

Recommended for you