Friday's prom was a chance to shine
February 11, 2019 By:MHS Piper
By Faith Walters
Everybody deserves to experience a prom.
Kids with special needs had a prom of their own on Friday, February 8 from 6pm-9pm at the Salem Alliance called “A Night to Shine.”
The prom was for all ages, and happened throughout the nation.
Special education teacher, Mrs. Carly Colmone, and instructional aide, Mrs. Janice Christofferson, said that it was a night for them to feel equal with the community.
“It’s a way for them to feel just like everybody else,” Christofferson said.
This prom has been going on for about eight years now and this is a great way for them to fit in with each other and be just as comfortable, she said.
This night was something that everybody should experience one time or another. On “A Night To Shine” there was a DJ, food and snacks, juice, karaoke, dancing and more. The students are brought to the prom in a limo and then there is red carpet that they walk down, with people clapping on the sidelines.
The girls got tiaras and the boys got crowns. It is optional for the child to go with a buddy, and if not, then they are to go with a parent. This prom was just like any other prom with everyone all dressed up in long fancy dresses and tuxes.
Photo: McNary graduate Rachel Wood and Sprague High School graduate Chris Bruscino enjoy an evening at the “Night to Shine” prom.
Photo courtesy of Mrs. Carly Colmone