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Stephanie Romero (left) and Randy Junker circulated a petition seeking support for same-sex couples attending prom.

After mixed messages, WHS to allow same-sex couples to attend prom

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WORTHINGTON — A pair of Worthington High School seniors will be able to attend prom this spring with their same-sex partners, WHS Principal Paul Karelis said Tuesday.


The issue surfaced after the teens began circulating a petition in the high school Tuesday morning, seeking support from fellow classmates on an issue Karelis said hadn’t previously come up.

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Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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