Bishop Chatard’s senior prom was supposed to be held April 25 but, like proms at most high schools, it fell victim to COVID-19 and has been postponed. But the virus didn’t kill the chivalry associated with prom.
On prom day, flowers were delivered to all of Bishop Chatard’s senior girls, and those cards included a card signed “2020 Trojan Men.” Senior girls received flowers whether they were planning to attend the prom or not. The girls knew that even though the dance was not occurring that night, they were in the thoughts of their classmates.
Operation Senior Prom Flowers was conceived by one mom and her son, and it grew legs. Donations were made to help provide the flowers, and Molly & Myrtle, owned by BCHS parent Amy Beausir, created the majority of the bouquets and set up a distribution route. Boys and their parents helped deliver flowers. They ran the bell, maintained proper social distancing and made the presentations. Just a small piece of prom in an otherwise quarantined spring.