Juniors and Seniors of Perham High School were able to celebrate an in-person prom for 2021. The theme of this event was "A Night in Paris."

On Saturday, April 24, at 7 p.m., students lined up for the Grand March. Couples were introduced as they walked along a runway of lights, shadowed by the Eiffel Tower and moon.

Following this was the coronation of prom king and queen. Five senior couples were nominated for these titles. Gift bags were passed out to each student. In these gift bags were roses. Everyone except the king and queen received yellow roses. The winners found red roses in their bags.

Grayce Mickelson and Gabe Thompson found the red roses, making them prom king and queen.

Seniors Grayce Mickelson and Gabe Thompson were crowned prom king and queen. (Elizabeth Vierkant/Focus)
Seniors Grayce Mickelson and Gabe Thompson were crowned prom king and queen. (Elizabeth Vierkant/Focus)

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After the Grand March, many different activities and events were scheduled for prom attendees.

At 8 p.m., spectators met students outside for a farewell procession. After this, the Perham Lakeside Golf Club's doors opened for hors d'oeuvres, refreshments, games, a photo booth and the dance. At 1:30 a.m., there was a hypnotist. At 2:30 a.m., prizes were awarded, and the dance ended.

Masks were required at the Grand March for everyone except walking couples. All prom events followed COVID-19 guidelines.