As complicated as a high school student's life can be, it's nice to know prom can be as simple as Black and White.

As complicated as a high school student's life can be, it's nice to know prom can be as simple as Black and White.

Marysville High School's prom -- the Black and White Ball -- will be held Saturday in the ballroom at the Embassy Suites in Dublin.

"We wanted to keep it simple and elegant, that was the goal," said junior class adviser Kendra Burris, an intervention specialist at the high school.

The junior class plans each year's prom. Spanish teacher Liz Adams is the other class adviser. They have worked with class officers, other student volunteers and parent volunteers since February to plan this year's event.

"We really wanted to listen to the students and make this event what they wanted it to be," Adams said.

The event was originally scheduled to be held at the Made for Scratch facility, but the committee was told that facility was going to be put up for sale and its availability could not be guaranteed.

"Embassy Suites is in the area where many of the students will be having dinner before prom, and it's easy to get back to Marysville from there," Adams said.

Burris and Adams said that was the only glitch in planning this year's prom.

"It's been a great process," Burris said. "The parents and the students have been very active in volunteering. They've really gone above and beyond."

Prom begins at 7:30 p.m., when the announcement of attendees begins. Burris said the event is set up like a red carpet gala, with students announced as they enter and "parents as the paparazzi."

"Everybody wants to be noticed, from the girls in their dresses to even the boys with their tuxes," she said.

Additionally, Magical Attractions, the DJ for the event, will handle lights and special effects as well as music. The committee will handle the reminder of the decorations and parents will be on hand as chaperones and to help with parking and coat-check.

Burris and Adams said they haven't had to spend too much time discussing prom safety.

"It seems like all the parents are on the same page with regards to safety," Burris said. "We've always had positive prom experiences here."

Prom tickets are $25 and are available through Friday in the main office or during lunch periods.

Prom is open to juniors and seniors, with underclassmen permitted if invited by an upperclassman.

An after-prom event is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the school. This event is not required for prom attendees and requires a separate ticket.