TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Students to vote on switching date of Penn-Trafford prom

Daily Photo Galleries

Penn-Trafford Photo Galleries

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, 4:31 p.m.
 

Penn-Trafford juniors and seniors voted against a proposal to change the date of the prom from May 3 because it falls on Good Friday in the Orthodox Christian religion.

Survey results showed students opposed switching the date to April 19, high school Principal Scott Inglese said.

Two Orthodox Christian students asked the school board last week for a different date so they could attend. An estimated 10 students in the school are Orthodox Christian.

“It's not an easy decision, but I certainly respect and admire the kids who stood up for what they believe in,” Inglese said.

About 500 students attend the school's prom annually.

Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400 ext. 8671 or cforeman@tribweb.com.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Penn State succumbs to No. 13 Ohio State in two overtimes
  2. Pitt notebook: Conner quietly surpasses 1,000 yards rushing
  3. Syrian border town emerges as pivot point in Islamic State fight
  4. Pittsburgh Mills mall stability questioned
  5. Springdale to get kayak launch, other riverfront improvements
  6. Butler County Historical Society acquires 1928 Austin C Cab Van
  7. CDC’s misinformation spreads faster than Ebola virus
  8. Pirates must weigh risk, reward in attempt to sign Martin
  9. Giants surge past Royals, even World Series
  10. Penguins’ Crosby OK with Neal comments about trade
  11. Starkey: Chryst missed his only shot
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.