Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: After-prom event a safe option

Prom and graduation season is an exciting time for students and families, but it can also be a time of increased risk for dangerous behaviors.

For 28 years, the State College Area High School All-Night Party, held after the senior prom, has provided a fun, safe alternative to after-prom celebrations. Collaboration among parents, volunteers and local businesses makes it a successful tradition.

The event is planned and organized by parent volunteers, who also serve as chaperones, casino dealers, food servers and a variety of other roles. Local organizations and parents donate money, food, and merchandise for prizes. Every donation — financial and in-kind — helps to ensure our high school students’ safety and well-being.

This year’s ANP will be held May 9 and 10, and we need everyone’s help to make it a success.

Rachel Breon and Jill Selfe

State College

The writers are the co-chairwomen of the 2015 State High ANP Committee .