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East Ridge High School science teacher and former Park High School teacher Nancy Berg (third from left) attended her high school prom in Platteville, Wis., where she was a member of the prom court. Submitted photo

Proms from the past: South Washington County Schools teachers recall their big high school event

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High School proms have been an annual tradition for students for many decades.

However, over the years prom has changed as societies have changed -- in fashion, in traditions and in location.


Here, local high school teachers reflect on proms past.

More memorable

Back in 1974, prom was the social event of the year, said East Ridge High School science teacher Nancy Berg.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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