NJ students attend Mormon Prom for a ‘modest’ celebration

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Young adults maintain a respectable distance as they dance during a Mormon prom at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Morristown, N.J.  The goal of this prom is to practice modesty and keep costs low. It encourages wholesome conduct and dress and is free to attend. Photo by Tony Kurdzuk, courtesy of The Star-Ledger

Young adults maintain a respectable distance as they dance during a Mormon prom at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Morristown, N.J. The goal of this prom is to practice modesty and keep costs low. It encourages wholesome conduct and dress and is free to attend. Photo by Tony Kurdzuk, courtesy of The Star-Ledger

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(RNS) The prom was free to attend, but under one stipulation: Teens were required to sign a pact agreeing to dress and behave modestly, to dance "appropriately" and to abstain from using alcohol or drugs.