Hope Prom ‘absolutely wonderful’

Published 9:36 am Thursday, February 15, 2018

By Victoria Sinopoli

Davie High NHS

The Second Annual Hope Prom was held Friday, Jan. 26 at First Baptist Church in Mocksville.

Davie High School’s National Honors Society members hosted the event. This year’s theme was a winter wonderland and the student volunteers transformed the church’s fellowship hall into a snowy scene with refreshments provided.

In addition, the attendees had pictures made at a photo booth with tiaras, crowns, and other props.

Arriving at 10:30, special needs students from William Ellis, South Davie, North Davie, and Davie High attended. Students enjoyed themselves and continued dancing until the event ended around 12:30.

Parents were also welcome and many watched their children socialize and dance.

Parent, Missy Ginther, said the prom was “absolutely wonderful,” and her son Ross “doesn’t have the chance to take part in these opportunities. It lets him be with other kids in the county in a way that’s more normal.”

Not only is Hope Prom a chance for students to have fun with their friends in a different environment but “it helps them with social development too,” says Ellis Middle School teacher Leona Ruble.

The members of the National Honor Society Hope Prom Committee thank local businesses and individuals whose donations made this event possible.

Hopefully all participants enjoyed the festivities as much as Jarret Barnes who stated: “I look forward to coming next year. The best part was talking with my friends and the music.”