Everything to know about prom “City Lights” 2022

April is just around the corner. Here is everything Sequoits should know for the “City Lights” prom.


Paola Perez

Prom will take place on April 23, 2022, on a boat in Chicago.

Antioch Community High School will be sponsoring prom on Saturday, April 23, 2022, in Chicago, Ill., taking place on a boat. It will include dinner, dancing and viewing of the city. In order to attend, at least one member of a couple must be an ACHS junior or senior. To bring a guest, students must fill out a guest form and bring it to the dean’s office by Feb. 11; if returned after, students must pay a $10 per ticket late fee.  

All outstanding fees must be paid before attending. The price for tickets this year is $130 and can be purchased on the days as follows:

  • Feb. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., 4th through 6th hour and from 3:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • March 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and 4th through 6th hour.
  • March 2, from 3:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • March 3, from 3:20 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The buses seating will be assigned based on the order in which tickets are purchased. Friends should purchase tickets one after another in order to sit next to each other. 

Transportation from ACHS to Navy Pier will be on a coach bus. From there, students will board the boat at Navy Pier. Dinner will be served, and students will have around three hours to dance and enjoy the city lights. Finally, students will board buses to head back to the school. 

The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., arrive at the school and board buses
  • 6:30 p.m., board the boat at Navy Pier
  • 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., buffet dinner, dancing and cruise
  • 10:00 p.m., board the bus to head back to ACHS
  • 11:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., arrive at ACHS

Typically, the Grand Geneva hosts prom; this year, ACHS students chose differently.

“The kids voted earlier on where they wanted to have prom, and it was a landslide,” prom coordinator Terry Dewing said. “They voted for the boat in downtown Chicago.” 

Prom “City Lights” offers a unique experience for students: having it on a boat in Chicago allows for the city ambience while also being a realistic event for the school to host. 

“We have the entire boat to ourselves, so there are no other schools on there,” Dewing said. “We have all three layers of the boat to go through. You’re going to see the skyline of Chicago; there’s going to be a sit-down dinner and a DJ for dancing.” 

The event has garnered a lot of eagerness among students at ACHS.

“I’m excited to hang out with friends and dance,” senior Regan Conway said. “I’m really excited to go to Chicago.”

While the price from prom this year may seem high, students are paying for an experience.

“I think we’re going to gain a lot of happy memories [at prom],” Conway said. “In the next 50 years, [students] will regret it if they don’t go.”

Prom “City Lights” will take place on April 23, 2022, in Chicago, Ill. The event offers a unique prom experience like no year before; being in Chicago creates an atmosphere for an astonishing night. This milestone event will make waves and is an all-new opportunity for students to dance along the Chicago skyline.