By Issac Garcia and Hector Gorrosquieta

The Prom date at Umatilla High School has been changed from April 15 to May 6. UHS hosted a memorial for Staff Sergeant Austin Bieren, a former Umatilla High School student who passed away while deployed in Syria this spring. Sgt. Bieren graduated in 2010 from Umatilla.

Normally, students would be upset that the date for prom was changed. Due to the circumstances most students would gladly have prom postponed to honor a fallen soldier, especially one who used to attend Umatilla High School.

Beside the postponed date the high school’s prom will still go as planned. This year’s prom theme will be “Once Upon a Time”, which revolves around “Disney Princess stuff.” The Prom will be held in the Commons on a Saturday, May 6 at 8 p.m. This year friends of two seniors, Capriana Meinke and Arely Bedolla, are running campaigns to get their “candidate” voted Prom Queen.