Special to Iredell Free News

Iredell-Statesville Schools hosted a Prom for students with exceptionalities on Friday, May 10, at the South Iredell High School Performing Arts Center.

The Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy at Statesville High School was awarded a $1,000 grant to help pay for food and paper products at the event. Club members prepared and served lunch to attendees. Students in the International Baccalaureate Programme from South Iredell High decorated the PAC, celebrating this year’s Spring Fiesta theme. DJ Scott Vaughn volunteered his time and talents for the event, and Epic Moments Photo Booth provided souvenir photos for attendees.

Students from Statesville, Lake Norman, North Iredell, West Iredell, and South Iredell high schools were invited to attend the Prom. Teachers from all of the schools and EC district employees worked together to coordinate this inclusive event for these students.

This heartwarming event holds great significance as it ensures that all students can fully participate in traditional school-related social events. Recognizing that some students may lack transportation or financial resources for after-school events like prom, these compassionate teachers and staff members went above and beyond to ensure that everyone could enjoy a memorable prom experience, free of charge.

A special mention is reserved for Career Academy and Technical School EC Teacher Amy Commer. Although she is not the only organizer, she dedicates countless hours to making sure the prom experience is as engaging as possible for these amazing students.

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