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SCHOOL – “Mask up for Bear River High’s 2021 Junior Prom”

BEAR RIVER HIGH – By Cari Doutre - March 13, 2021

2021 Bear River High Junior Prom Royalty, March 6, 2021 - Photo by Andy Marchant Photography

Students at Bear River High School dressed up in their fanciest attire of formal dresses and tuxedos, while sporting a new prom accessory this year – a face mask.

Held Saturday, March 6, 2021, Bear River High’s Junior Prom has been one of the schools in Utah to hold a dance this year – let alone four.

As the one-year mark of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic recently passed, this time last year the 2020 Bear River High Junior Prom was being cancelled due to the pandemic. The school is planning to hold a “promenade” for Senior Ball on April 17, 2021, to make up for those juniors last year that missed out on prom.

It wasn’t easy pulling together a prom for students this year. Administrators, faculty, staff, parents and students worked hard to make it happen and many accommodations had to be made – including mandatory negative COVID-19 test results for every student attending the dance.

Bear River High tested over 500 students within a two-day span (that included some spring sports athletes), to make sure students and the community were safe. This was Bear River High’s fourth social dance this school year and all events were modified to meet COVID-19 guidelines currently in place at the time.

This year’s promenade was held in the Bear River High gym - a departure from the school’s auditorium where it’s normally held. Prom was held in Ogden at The Copper Nickel event center.

Taking the crown in this year’s 2021 Bear River High Junior Prom Royalty were: King and Queen - Franklin Rees and Rylee Towne; First Attendants - Will Rhodes and Shannon Epling and Second Attendants - Michael Evans and Olivia Chournos.

More photo coverage of promenade, provided by Andy Marchant Photography, can be found below.

Watch's video coverage of the 2021 Bear River High Junior Prom's promenade HERE.


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