GOODYEAR, AZ (CBS Las Vegas) – Students at a suburban Phoenix high school may not get the chance to go to their senior prom because it is sold out.
Desert Edge High School senior D’Kiya Johnson is in tears. “I think it’s crazy because not only me, but a lot of my friends weren’t able to get their tickets,” she told KPHO-TV.
Johnson has been looking forward to her prom for quite some time. She even picked out her dress two years ago. “It’s an opportunity to be able to go and get dressed up in a gown and get your hair and makeup done and do all these things and be able to go with your friends,” Johnson told the station.
Dennis Runyan, Superintendent of the Agua Fria School Distict, said that the venue was chosen based on past proms.
They chose Dolce Salon and Spa to hold this year’s prom. The school was allotted 350 tickets, when those sold out they were given 20 more.
The additional 20 tickets will be awarded to seniors in a lottery. Those students will only receive one, so that means some may not be able to attend with a date.
“There were only 199 tickets sold as of 10 days ago,” Runyan told KPHO. “So in fairness to the school and site administration, this happened and it’s real, but it’s not something you would normally anticipate.”
Johnson hopes she wins a ticket.
“As a senior, I don’t have another chance to do this,” she said.