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Massive spring storm forces prom postponements

Posted: 10:04 PM, Apr 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-18 06:36:33Z

Students from four Denver metro area high schools are scrambling to shuffle schedules after the weekend spring snowstorm postponed prom.

Gateway High School, Highland High School, Prairie View High School and Grandview High School all made decisions to move prom as a result of the storm.

The move has left many students out of the money they spent on tuxedo and limousine rentals.

“He’s not going to be able to get a refund on his tux and his parents didn’t help him at all and he spend 200-something dollars out of his own pocket, and they’re not going to help him, so he’s totally out of that money... so he doesn’t know what he’s going to do,” said Blaine Shaw, who’s a senior at Grandview High School.

Shaw had been planning to take his girlfriend, Lauren Kellogg, to dinner and the dance for months now and both are putting those reservations on hold.

Shaw said the announcement that prom was canceled was broadcast over the intercom Friday during third period class.

It left Shaw with the task of writing a text message that nobody wants to write to their girlfriend just over 24 hours before senior prom.

“All I said was, 'prom’s canceled,' I was so like -- I didn’t know what to say, I was so mad... just so many emotions,” said Shaw.

Grandview High has moved its prom to May 21, Highland’s will now be on April 22, Prairie View is holding theirs on April 30 and Gateway hasn’t announced a new date yet.

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