North Salem High School seniors celebrate prom


North Salem High School class of 2021 gathers for pre-prom. (Benjamin Allen / HudValley Photo)

After a year-plus of COVID-canceled games and performances, online school, restrictions about where they could safely go and what they could safely do, North Salem High School's senior class last night finally got to celebrate a high school rite of passage: prom.

North Salem High School seniors at prom at Salem Golf Club. (Benjamin Allen / HudValley Photo)

This year's senior class was not able to attend Jr/Sr prom last year as it was canceled due to the pandemic. This year, North Salem High School administrators had to limit attendance due to NY State guidelines for indoor events, but were still able to pull off a beautiful event for the graduating class, with the help of three local businesses.

Amy and Anthony Serra from the Meccanic Shop, whose daughter Juliet is a senior, Heritage Fuel, owned by Bob Daros, Ted Daros, and James Outhouse (whose daughter Allison is a senior) and Hayfield's, owned by Renea Dayton, along with the MSHS PTO all contributed funds to cover the cost of prom for all students.

North Salem High School seniors at pre prom. (Benjamin Allen / HudValley Photo)

"We cannot thank them enough for their generosity and consistent support of North Salem students," said North Salem High School principal Vince DiGrandi.

Melissa Reiss, whose daughter Krissy is a senior, said, "my heart is full that these seniors are having the opportunity for prom this year, and like her classmates, Krissy is over the moon! I am so incredibly appreciative of the community businesses and the school for pulling together and making this happen for our kids."

North Salem High School seniors at pre prom. (Benjamin Allen / HudValley Photo)

Students and their parents attended pre-prom celebrations at the Martabano family home in Brewster before the students, in their formal best, departed in groups for Salem Golf Club in North Salem for dinner and dancing. 

North Salem High School seniors at pre prom. (Benjamin Allen / HudValley Photo)

Click the gallery below for images from the night. All photos by Benjamin Allen, HudValley Photo. 


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