Despite temperature checks at the doors and masks on the check in table, the Hope prom felt like a blissful if momentary return to normal. 

The dynamic duo behind Students for Hope, Whitney Budd and Stephanie Long, organized a prom in a recently erected building in Hope's industrial district.  Local parents, the school board and the superintendent backed the event. 

Twinkle lights, balloons and photo backdrops helped transform the industrial space.  Now that prom is over Indiana Custom Fab will expand their growing business into the space.  Hauser parents also helped organize and decorate for the event, and were on hand during prom to supervise.  The prom had that uniquely Hope rural flavor with dump trucks and tractors at the drop of line along with the standard sports cars.  Students walked down an luminary lighted white carpet under a white tent before entering the prom under a balloon arch. 

Mike Asher of Midnight Express provided the music for the event. Students danced late into the night in their best formal attire, with some boots sprinkled in here and there for good measure.  There were also card tables, cornhole, ping pong and a large Jenga game to keep students entertained. 

Refreshments were available in the form of individually packaged cookies, chips, sodas and bottled water.  Pizza was delivered and served midway through the evening. 

Students voted through out the evening for prom king and queen. Shortly after eleven queen Aunaka Wasil and king Kobe Meahl were crowned.