CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — There’s going to be a special event for some very special students in the tri-county area.
The YOUR Night to SHINE! Prom is open to students with special needs who might find a traditional prom environment overwhelming.
Here’s Assistant Superintendent for special programs in Jefferson County Schools Matthew Wink:
Wink says area high schools try to make prom accessible to their students:
Wink says the special event will look a lot like a regular prom:
They’ll even have a limo:
The prom is set for March 25th at the Airborne Church Event Center, high school students from Jefferson, Berkeley and Morgan Counties are invited to attend the prom, billed as an “opportunity to feel special and attend a Prom in a non judged environment.” The prom gets underway from 6 to 8 p.m.
Local florists are pitching in to provide corsages and boutonnieres to those in attendance.
Wink says they’ve been working on the idea since November.