Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School junior prom on Saturday

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School (MVRHS) junior class and guests will kick up their heels on prom night, Saturday, May 12, at the Edgartown Yacht Club from 6-10 pm.

“It’s a major tradition here at the high school, and it’s a wonderful night that’s going to have lasting memories for all the students,” Principal Steve Nixon said in a phone call with The Times yesterday. “We just ask that the students be thoughtful and extra careful and that they make it a night of making the right decisions.”

As a safety precaution, students will be subject to a mandatory breathalyzer tests before entering the Yacht Club.

The Martha’s Vineyard SafeRides program will extend its hours to operate from 10 pm to 4 am on prom night. Although not affiliated with MVRHS, the student-run organization gives rides home, no questions asked, to Island teens who find themselves without transportation or in uncertain or unsafe situations.

The SafeRides telephone number is 508-939-9100.