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Dupree students have social distance prom in style and safety: Glamorous prom parade down Main Street

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, virtually all spring events have been cancelled. Some hardworking Dupree parents and volunteers decided to use an idea that Miller High School parents used and put on a “Main Street Prom” for students and community members to enjoy. 

The students arrived at the Ziebach County Courthouse lawn on Saturday evening for special social distance couples’ photos taken by Shayla Hebb. The students also viewed a video created by Thane Brooks which featured videos from his drone and some class photos.

After the photo session, students were lined up and handed lengths of ribbon from Darann Davis to help the young men and women keep their distance while they walked in pairs. The formally-dressed Tigers then proceeded down the Main Street. The students were introduced by Robyn and Shannon DePoy and Tiffany Pesicka.

After the parade walk, the prom goers and quite a few family members met on the courthouse lawn where the students were treated to root beer floats and free t-shirts, passed out by Kim, Don, and Keenan McDaniel. The t-shirts were designed with the Main Street Prom theme on them.

To close the evening, one song was played and prom goers were encouraged to dance with a family member. The event was amazing for the mental health of the students and community, and the turn out for the parade was larger than recent Pioneer Days parades. The evening flew by as many in attendance had not seen each other in six weeks. The beautiful smiles, weather, and outfits made it a night to remember.

Cade Johnson and Megan Hinrichs made Main Street their runway.

Jacob Anderson and Wakinyan Afraid of Hawk stroll down Main Street for a unique Grand March.

Isaac Brown and Amber Donovan enjoy the walk down Main Street for prom.

Clifton Birkeland and Valerie Janis strut in style Saturday evening during the social distance prom.

Dupree prom couple, Bennett Brooks and Malory Peacock, practice social distancing and wear masks as they pose for pictures before the prom parade down Main Street.

Cinch Hebb and his date, Carissa Stocklin, smile for the camera.

Shantell Brewer dances with her dad, Jess Brewer, on the lawn of the Ziebach County Courthouse.


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