Every Friday, Heather Brown tackles some of our viewers’ burning questions. This week, she’ll tell you how “prom” got its name, where birds go in rainstorms, and how police enforce the HOV lane on the highway.
Prom can be a stressful time for teenagers. Perhaps the biggest stressor is what to wear. Especially for girls, because those photos seem to stay around forever! Prom dresses usually reflect the year’s big trends, and sometimes can even predict the next season’s trends.
Prom season 2015 is officially upon us, but one Coon Rapids High School junior got some bad news right before his big night: he wouldn’t be able to go due to his illness. So, two health workers teamed up to give him the prom experience.
Hair and makeup? Check. Tuxedo? Check. Now it’s just waiting for that special date to arrive. It’s almost showtime for a special group of Twin Cities seniors. They may be pushing their 90s, but they are finding you’re never too old to go to prom.
Prom marks the end of the year for high schoolers, and prom season is in full swing. A new survey found on average students plan to spend more than $900 on the big day. That’s actually down a bit from last year, but the survey also found the average cost of just asking a date to prom — often called a “promposal” — is $324.
An annual survey of prom spending finds teens will spend a staggering amount of money on those so-called “promposals,” or in other words, those elaborate ways to ask a sweetheart to the big dance.
Jack Jablonski is asking for support in his “Walk to Victory Over Paralysis.” He’s taking part in a treadmill walkathon Saturday at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, where he made his incredible recovery after he was paralyzed in a high school hockey game on Dec. 30, 2011.
A boy who can’t speak became the center of attention at his St. Cloud high school for all the right reasons. It’s a story about how some of life’s best moments aren’t necessarily perfect. Jordan Knapek’s world is an elaborate one. A nurse and a care assistant escort him through life.
It’s one of the most memorable milestones for any high school student. Ten, twenty, thirty years later, we all remember who we went with and what we wore. Of course, we’re talking about prom. For one student, their memories will also include Mark Rosen.
Since being paralyzed during a high school hockey game three years ago, Jack Jablonski has had many highs and lows. Saturday night was most definitely a high. Saturday was prom night at Benilde-St. Margaret’s, and Jablonski’s date is one of the co-hosts of SportsNation on ESPN2, Michelle Beadle.
Prom is a tradition every high school student should have the opportunity to experience. An organization called College Possible made prom possible for hundreds of students in the metro Saturday. The non-profit organized a dress giveaway at its headquarters in St. Paul, where 250 young ladies signed up to pick out a dress, along with accessories and shoes.
A local organization is helping teens who otherwise could not afford to go to prom get the necessary items at a reasonable cost. Operation Glass Slipper collects thousands of dresses, shoes and accessories for teenagers who can’t afford the annual high school dance.
Jack Jablonski, the 16-year-old high school hockey player who was paralyzed during a game in 2012, received a major honor Saturday. Minneapolis Youth Hockey retired Jablonski’s jersey number, 13. In 2012, a check from behind left Jablonski paralyzed.
A small town in central Minnesota put on a big event Saturday night to honor a 1st grader fighting for his life. Curtis Lee Hiltbrunner was the guest of honor at the Crosby Elementary prom.
Eric Zajkowski’s social studies class had a unique assignment on Thursday. The students spent their day outside on a cold parking lot in Arden Hills, which more closely resembled a Hollywood movie set. Sophomores, juniors and seniors in Zajkowski’s class at Hmong College Prep Academy in St. Paul are making public service announcement videos, and a powerful statement that can save lives.
On Monday nights throughout December, WCCO is going back to visit people whose stories touched us this past year. With generous support from our friends at Slumberland and Pandora Jewelry, it’s our hope to make Christmas unforgettable for these families. In this week’s “Season of Hope,” we go back to Litchfield High School. In April, we introduced you to two girls who invited boys from their special education program to senior prom.
A special Wisconsin teenager will never forget his prom, this past Saturday night. His date was Miss Minnesota’s Danielle Hooper.
One Wisconsin teen will have a dream date for his junior prom. Eighteen-year-old Charlie Gainey is taking Miss Minnesota USA Danielle Hooper to the Menomonie High School prom on Saturday.
It’s more money than most adults would spend on themselves for one night, but parents are spending an average of $1,139 per family on prom in 2013, according to a new survey from Visa.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says springtime is a good time for parents to talk to teens about safe driving habits.
Gay and lesbian teens who may feel uncomfortable attending a traditional prom at their high school have another option — an alternative prom in the St. Cloud area that’s open to LGBT teens from across the state.
Check out this video of a young man’s Prom invitation. Kate said YES!
This weekend you can help give high school girls the prom of their dreams. “Operation Glass Slipper” is hosting its annual Princess Event.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is playing it safe at the St. Thomas/St. John’s football game in Collegeville.
The Twin Cities high school student who was told he couldn’t bring a porn star to prom as his date is making alternate plans. He said he is planning on holding a “porn prom” at the same time as his school’s prom this Saturday.