Fenton High’s first experience with prom on a boat


PHOTO Lisa Masi

Riann Masi, Online Editor

The Fenton High School junior and senior prom was held April 30 on the Detroit Princess Riverboat. The dance was a six-hour occasion with a red carpet at the school and charter buses to Detroit and back.

“I thought prom was so much fun this year,” senior Bella Henson said. “Because our prom last year was put on by our class parents it wasn’t truly a school prom. I loved the boat and how many activities they had as well as the space for everyone to walk around. All in all, it was a great experience.” 

The boat had four floors, two with outside decks that students could explore throughout the night. There was also a red carpet for the students to walk with their dates or by themselves and get a picture before the dance. 

“The night was amazing,” senior Jordyn Bliss said, “although the night was shorter by an hour so we could’ve gotten home before midnight. Getting home so late affected a lot of plans students had for after the dance.”

There was a photo booth on the third floor where students could take funny pictures with each other and receive the printed image right away; this was provided by HSP Imaging. On the first and second floors, there were dining tables as well as a DJ stand for partygoers to dance to. Students could also go to the fourth level of the boat to play cornhole, Jenga and card games. 

“My favorite part of the night was dancing with my friends,” junior Keegan Weddle said. “The second floor DJ was great at keeping the night young and the music playing. The food was also an amazing part of the night.” 

The students were on the Detroit Princess Riverboat for around five hours. If students were to become tired of dancing there were a plethora of dining tables for them to rest before getting back to the activities.
“I was expecting a lot worse,” Bliss said. “After how well last year’s prom went, and that was only put on by our parents, I had a few doubts about the dance being on a boat this year.” 

This dance was the last for the Class of 2022 as they conclude their school year the two weeks after prom. With the price of the tickets being $85, the school was able to give the juniors and seniors everything they could’ve needed throughout the night.