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Students to vote on switching date of Penn-Trafford prom

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By Chris Foreman
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

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