Statewide radio prom for seniors
VERMONT- Vermont Public Radio is partnering with the Vermont Agency of Education and Big Heavy World to produce a statewide radio prom for Vermont’s high school students on Saturday, May 30, at 7 pm. “Prom Goes #VTstrong” will be hosted by Burlington-based DJ Craig Mitchell spinning his favorite hits and will also include audio messages and reflections recorded and submitted by students. Mitchell will host an online afterparty starting at 8 pm.
The broadcast recording and virtual after party will be hosted from Big Heavy World’s headquarters in Burlington. Big Heavy World is a volunteer-run local music organization preserving and promoting Vermont music.
The program was developed alongside the Vermont Agency of Education to help teens celebrate one of high school’s biggest moments. In addition to this statewide prom, VPR is working with the agency of education to provide live, interactive episodes of “But Why” for elementary school students on Fridays at 1 pm through June 19. VPR will also create end-of-year broadcasts to celebrate Vermont graduates.