Preparation for Prom Weekend with Officer Giraldi

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Preparation for Prom Weekend with Officer Giraldi

Jackie Bell and Jess Bonin pose on the Seaside Boardwalk.

Jackie Bell and Jess Bonin pose on the Seaside Boardwalk.

Chris Smith

Jackie Bell and Jess Bonin pose on the Seaside Boardwalk.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Jackie Bell and Jess Bonin pose on the Seaside Boardwalk.

Eric Booth, Op-Ed Editor

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As graduation approaches, excitement is in the air and many students use the weekend following Senior Prom to enjoy the last weeks of high school. Prom Weekend is an awesome time to kick back and celebrate the conclusion of the four year term at HHS with a beach trip; however, not staying safe during this time can spoil a lot more than just a few days.

Traditionally, many rising HHS seniors that attend prom opt to spend the following two to three days down the shore in Seaside.

Students can choose to either rent a house with friends, get a hotel room, or stay in a beach house for the duration of the weekend. Obviously a weekend away from parents like this poses risks and concerns, but with correct precaution and responsibility, it serves as a great opportunity for young adults to exhibit positive decision making.

Student Resource Officer Chris Giraldi has made a mission of educating seniors attending prom about the dangers associated with prom weekend parties, and how one can stay safe.

The following are the most important Tips from SRO, Chris Giraldi:

  • Familiarize yourself with the local laws of Seaside or whatever place you plan to travel. Towns have differing laws, and failure to adhere one could be a costly mistake, that was most certainly an avoidable one.
  • Be careful signing for a prom house. Putting your name on that paper is a large responsibility, and asserts that you hold liability for all house guests.
  • Don’t Do anything Illegal! The best way to avoid a dangerous situation is to not put yourself in one, in the first place.

 

Time continues to pass, and each day we grow closer to finishing out our tenure at Hillsborough High School. Along with prom, many graduation celebrations and other events are approaching, and could place a senior in some of these similar and dangerous situations. A refresher on how to remain safe in a party environment is vitally important during this time and is information of which all seniors should be aware.

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