For all her teenage angst, Molly Ringwald never had to contend with a major security incident. The leaders of the free world will be arriving in Toronto right about the time that city high-school kids will be rushing through their last exam and blaring Alice Cooper's School's Out. (Do they still do that? Maybe Miley Cyrus should do a cover.)
Anyway, the security surrounding the G20 is throwing a wrench into the most important night of some kids' lives: Prom night. The Grade 12 prom for Humberside Collegiate was scheduled for June 24 at Arcadian Court on Bay Street. But three weeks ago, principal June Stavropoulos received a call from the facility informing her that there'd been a security meeting and they weren't sure the prom could be accommodated.
"They weren't sure if our caterers could get in, they weren't sure if we could get in," she said. The school was given the option of rescheduling to the 29th - when most kids have started their summer jobs or fled to the cottage - or June 9th, the day before exams. Cue the freak-out montage. But unlike certain other leaders who shall remain nameless, Ms. Stavropoulos is flexible and accommodating when it comes to dealing with G20 snafus. She rearranged the exam schedule. "The Grade 12 exams were supposed to be on the 10th," she said. "But they'll just be tired from enjoying their graduation. So it has been sorted out." June Stavropoulos for mayor!