April 27, 2020
By Kelli Gile, WVUSD Office of Community Resources
DIAMOND BAR, CA--Diamond Bar High School made some special deliveries on Saturday afternoon.
Students are missing out on end-of-year experiences due to the coronavirus pandemic, including the “Night of a Thousand Lights” Prom which was to be held that evening.
So, Class of 2021 advisors Shari DeCambra, Jazmine Silver, Lisa Arionus, with class officers Daniel Min, Philip Ma, Aileen Park, and Chris Tan quickly began brainstorming ideas.
“As soon as our school was closed, staff went to work planning activities and trying to create memories for our students,” said Principal Jones who was excited to join the coronation.
A crew of Brahmas gathered up the glistening crowns, personalized banners, candy necklaces, and buttons and carpooled to homes to crown the royalty right in their front yards.
“We love our students and are determined to make the most of this difficult time,” he added.
Wearing protective masks, junior class vice president Philip Ma and committee member Cameron Tsai took turns ringing doorbells and then the royal winners were greeted with shouts of congratulations by the group.
King Irwin Chen, Queen Charlotte Tu – Class of 2020 and Prince Cristian Vargas, Princess Keili Ishitani – Class of 2021 were selected by student body online nominations and voting.
“It was exciting to still have a vote for prom court and honor the winners!” DeCambra said afterward.
Families marked the moment joining the celebratory photos on the lawn.
Shown: Diamond Bar High School held surprise prom coronations on April 25.