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Pinecrest principal: Tent added so additional students can attend prom

Posted April 20, 2016

— Pinecrest High School Principal Bob Christina said Wednesday that the school will add a tent at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst so that more than 100 additional students can attend Saturday's prom. 

On Tuesday, students expressed concern after the junior-senior prom had reportedly been sold out. In total, about 40 juniors and seniors had been turned away.

The high school has more than 1,000 junior and senior students, but the prom is being held at the Fair Barn, a venue that can accommodate only about 600 people with tables and chairs. The tent will add an additional 1,500 square feet of space.

This was the second time in the last three years there was an issue involving the Pinecrest High School prom. Two years ago, students were turned away due to a strict dress code policy.


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  • Steve Faulkner Apr 20, 2016
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    Aren't they still short of space for about 300 hundred students??

  • John Smith Apr 20, 2016
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    Well, I'm glad it worked out for some but I guess these kids were never taught about procrastination. I'm sure they were told that there were limited tickets...yet they waited until the week of the prom to try to purchase?
    Well, they also do not have enough parking at the school to accommodate all of the students so they have limited parking passes available. Maybe WRAL can get them a bigger parking lot.

  • Amanda Townsend Apr 20, 2016
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    That's great news. So happy for those students!

  • Larry Price Apr 20, 2016
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    Refreshing to see an issue solved in a simple, effective manner for a change!!