The junior prom will be held at the Winnetu hotel this weekend, and this year a new program seeks to offer students safe rides after the dance ends.



it was all about sparkles at the high school junior prom Saturday: the sequins on prom gowns, the silver stars hanging in the Edgartown Yacht Club, the sun hitting the water in Edgartown Harbor, the excitement of the juniors as they gathered for their big night.

Students walked into Yacht Club wearing their tuxes and gowns — purple was a popular color, and sequins were abundant — past a crowd of parental paparazzi snapping pictures and squid fishermen on the pier.


For the first time, this year the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School junior prom will require not just a ticket to enter, but a green light from a breathalyzer.

After alcohol use caused problems at last year's prom, high school principal Margaret (Peg) Regan considered cancelling this year's prom and revisiting the issue the next year, but at the students' request, Mrs. Regan instead collaborated with juniors to make prom safer.


With high school prom night just eight days away and graduation only around the corner, you can almost taste a celebratory mood in the air. Fancy dresses, tuxedos and limousines are lined up - maybe even a few dance lessons at Fanny Blair Hall in Vineyard Haven to get ready.