Prom is always a special evening for young adults, but it was nothing less than magical for the 80 students who danced at the Dearborn Public Schools Special Needs Prom.
Surrounded by twinkling lights as music filled the air, parents watched with a bevy of emotions as their children laughed, dined, and danced along with their hosts, 20 student members of Fordson High School’s Interact Club.
Interact Clubs, for youth 12 to 18, are sponsored by Rotary International, providing students with an opportunity to develop leadership skills and “discover the power of service above self.”
The Club members who hosted the elegant affair created a ballroom-like setting with beautiful decorations and a fabulous display of wonderful food. More im
portantly, they befriended the special prom guests, dancing, laughing and holding hands throughout the evening.
“The students had the time of their lives and didn’t want the night to end,” noted Fordson Teacher Eman Naura. “The parents of students with special needs had smiles and tears the entire evening, and students involved with the Interact Club touched our hearts by being so supportive. It was a beautiful night for everyone.”
The evening was free of charge to student guests and their attending family members thanks to donations and fundraising done by the Interact Club.
-The First Bell, June 2018