Prom is a special event for high school students. They get to dress up, be with friends, and dance the night away without cares or worries. Prom is usually one of the last nights students spend together before preparing for their future. Clare Ettinger was one of these students looking to spend one last night with friends at the dance. However, it ended up not being the night she always dreamed of. Although she found the perfect dress and had a group of friends to go with, chaperones used their power against the teenager, claiming she violated the dress code. Clare was determined to prove them wrong.
Clare Ettinger was a 17-year-old home-schooled student from Richmond, Virginia at the time of the dance. She and her long-time boyfriend, James Thompson, were looking forward to spending prom together, as many teenage couples dream about their prom night.
Clare and James
Clare and James had been dating for a while through high school. However, as their four-year academic adventure was coming to a close, they feared the future of their relationship. Would they be going separate ways? Prom night was their night to leave all worries behind.