Giraffes, Bald Eagles Welcomed Cheltenham High School Students at Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown for Outdoor Prom Celebration

Christine Tarlecki
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Cheltenham prom in Norristown
Images via Heather Khalifa, The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Collette Justice feeds lettuce to a giraffe during the Cheltenham prom at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown.

Like many other schools in the region, Cheltenham High School decided to forego a more traditional prom venue due to COVID-19 protocols and opted instead for an outdoor prom at  Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, writes Heather Khalifa for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Meanwhile students were more than happy to embrace the change of location, enjoying one of the first big gatherings since the start of the pandemic.

Students arrive for the Cheltenham High School prom at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, Pa.
Students arriving at Cheltenham’s outdoor prom at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown.
Images via Heather Khalifa, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Other than the usual prom activities, such as dancing and selecting the prom king and queen using a modernized QR code scanning process, the students spent their time hanging out with the many animals that live at the zoo.

This included feeding the friendly giraffes and observing the majestic bald eagles and zebras while they explored the animal habitat.

Another bonus was the carousel which was packed throughout the day with students eager to have their chance to take a spin.

Of course, a photo booth was also there to make sure that students got the opportunity to mark their memories with physical pictures.

Read more about the Cheltenham High School outdoor prom at the Elmwood Park Zoo in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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