Except for an affection for the pun — students are calling it “prom-munism” — there is little to explain why seniors at an Albuquerque high school are so dedicated to making Communism the theme of their prom this year.
According to KRQE, seniors at Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School are gung-ho to go pinko. Said Sarah Zachary, a senior have voted for an alternate theme, “We have a lot of jokesters in our grade, so they wanted it to be funny and a lot of them are really intense with politics.”
But not everyone gets the “joke”:
“I would hope Cottonwood would realize the seriousness of having a very powerful and destructive idea as the theme for a prom,” one student wrote.
Another said, “While the seniors meant no harm in their choice of theme, it is not appropriate.”
Sam Obenshain, the school’s executive director, described students in the school as “very academically focused,” noting that “one of the classes they enjoy the most is a world history class.”
He also went on to state that the decision is not final, despite a student majority vote:
We want to make sure we honor the students’ voices but at the same time we use this as a learning experience for them.
Who knows? Maybe the kids are just displaying their loyalty to the president: