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Students choose Disney theme for 2019 spring proms

Feb 11, 2019

Students planning to attend one of two proms PA Cyber will host this spring can look forward to an "Evening in Neverland."

As has become tradition, juniors and seniors were given an opportunity to vote on this year's theme, and the Disney classic won, supervisor of student events, Jane Camp, said.

"Our student council selects the themes and our juniors and seniors vote for their favorite. It's a great way for them to take ownership and get excited about the prom," she said.

The video announcing the theme was created by PA Cyber senior Ben Lazarro, of Zionsville, who is a member of the Newspaper Club, Student Council, and an all-around great student, Camp said.

The annual event will take place May 10 in Pittsburgh and May 18 in Lancaster. Once again, the cost is $45. The price includes admittance, dinner, dancing, green screen photo booth, candy bar, favor, and professionally shot candid and formal photos, which students will be able to download free from the school's Flickr site.

All PA Cyber juniors and seniors may attend the prom and bring as many as three guests. Last year, Camp said more than 500 guests attended the PA Cyber proms.

"Whether the students come solo, with a group of friends or on a date, they always have an amazing time," Camp said. "Many of them arrive shy and reserved, because they may not know anyone, but by the end of the evening, they are taking selfies and groupies, and exchanging phone numbers. It's heartwarming to see them gaining a new confidence in themselves and leaving with new memories."

Students are encouraged to check out the Prom course card in Buzz, where they'll find FAQ and information about dates, locations, expectations, rules, and attire. Students can start generating some noise about the prom in the same location. The Prom course card also includes "Let's Chat," a discussion board where students can talk about what they're wearing, see who is attending, and share their "promposals."
Camp said students may register and pay for the prom in Buzz. She cautioned students attending the prom in Pittsburgh to get an early start, because the venue's capacity is limited to 285 people.

"It's going to be a magical evening, and they shouldn't miss," she said.

Among past PA Cyber prom themes were "Masquerade Memories," "Springtime in Paris," "Villains and Heroes," and "A Starry Night."

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Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.