Letters to the Editor

Letter from a prom pal: Be safe, have fun

Editor’s note: Prom Pal letters are written by Valley fifth-graders to Mount Si High School teens, personally encouraging them to have a safe end-of-year experience. The Mount Si prom was held last weekend at the Seattle Aquarium.

Dear Courtney,

My name is Jolie Shelton. I am 10 years old and go to North Bend Elementary. My job is to make sure you have a happy and safe prom.

There are many steps to help you achieve a happy and safe prom. The first one is don’t drink, smoke or do drugs. They won’t just harm you, they’ll harm your friends and family, who trust you to make good choices.

The second step is to find a dress. Short dresses are more funky and fun when long dresses are more classy and elegant. Get one that fits your personality the best! Remember, it’s your dress. You’re the one wearing it. Don’t let people talk you into one that you don’t love!!

The third step is to find a pair of shoes. Find a pair that complements your dress. Shoes are a good way to add some sparkle if you are afraid to add too much! When you’re shoe shopping, get a pair that is comfortable. Think about that when you’re shoe shopping because you don’t want blisters while your’re dancing!!

Step four, hair, makeup and nails. Your hair doesn’t have to be super fancy, but it should be out of your face. If your dress is super sparkly or fancy, try to keep your makeup matte. Use colors that complement your dress but don’t attract all the attention. Your nails should be a lighter shade of your dress, so they complement it. If your dress is super sparkly, try to make your nails sparkly, too!

Step five, boys. Your date should be one of your last priorities. If you can’t find a boy to go with, go with friends!! Prom is a time to spend with friends before college. Don’t waste it all on boys.

Well, I’ve given you all my advice. Remember, have a wonderful prom!!!

Love,

Jolie Shelton

P.S. DON’T drink, smoke, or do drugs!!

 

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