Interesting Prom Mentions in the News 4

Taylor DiSantisSpeaking of Sweet Charity check out this cool story (and others!).

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Watching the excesses described on the MTV reality show “My Super Sweet 16″ last summer led St. Joseph Central High School sophomore Taylor DiSantis to turn his 16th birthday party on March 3 into a fundraiser for teen activities.

DiSantis, with help from fellow St. Joseph’s students Ryan Storie, Eric Kulpa, Jessica Healy and Courtney Failla, raised $2,200 that they plan to use to provide financial and other mentoring assistance for Berkshire County youngsters between the ages of 5 and 18. More than 100 teens from four high schools attended DiSantis’ party, which took place at the Sons of Italy’s Itam Lodge.

“I was expecting $1,000 at best,” DiSantis said.

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Free and Low Cost Gowns

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Remember the list is always being updated (click here!) as I find mentions of these services. Plus if you know of one not listed here let me know! I hope this can help people have a great night and not miss out because of costs!

Interesting Prom Mentions in the News 3

0043.jpgSpoto juniors step in to help Chamberlain seniors

A Chamberlain High School teacher was accused of embezzling almost $10,000 from the north Tampa school’s senior class prom fund.

The Spoto junior class realizes the importance of the senior prom. They have decided to forego their junior prom to save money for next year’s senior prom. Spoto opened in August and has no graduating class this year.

Lindsay Landram, a Spoto teacher and the junior-class adviser, called Chamberlain with one question: What can we do to help?

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Interesting Prom Mentions in the News 2

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Dyslexic teen helps youngsters learn self-esteem
He’s the senior class treasurer of the Christian Home Educators Network – a group of home-schooled kids his age from the area. The group’s 20 seniors get together every month for socials, movies, field trips and jaunts to area ski slopes, and are planning for a prom at Martin’s West in April.
“We even have a yearbook,” he said.

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Duct tape Stuck at Prom contest

camouflage_gaffers_tape_180.jpgThis looks like fun! You could win scholarship money for you and your school!

The 2007 Duck brand duct tape Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest challenges high school students to create and accessorize their prom formalwear with duct tape.

Entries must be received by June 8. Go to www.stuckatprom.com for rules and registration.

  • Participants must submit an entry form and a photo of themselves wearing the duct tape prom formalwear.

  • Entries can be submitted at www.stuckatprom.com or mailed to: Stuck at Prom Contest; c/o Henkel Corp.; 32150 Just Imagine Drive; Avon, OH 44011-1355.

  • Ten couples will be chosen as finalists by judges who are looking at workmanship, originality, use of colors, accessories and quantity of tape used. Online public voting will decide the winning couple. Voting is June 15-24.

  • Winners will be announced on or around July 11. The winning couple will receive a $6,000 ($3,000 for each person) cash scholarship for college, and $3,000 will be awarded to the high school hosting the winning couple’s prom. Second-place winners will each receive a $2,000 scholarship, with the high school also receiving $2,000. The third-place couple each will win a $1,000 scholarship, and the high school will get $1,000.

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  • How To Pick a Prom Theme

    60162-2.jpgYour prom theme is very important. It will be remembered for years to come by your classmates.

    Here are some tips to help you decide:

    Think about the type of prom you want to have, and see if your school has developed the guidelines for the prom colors, decorations etc. so you don’t make a lot of plans and then have to change them. Some themes are central where the students dress in theme with the decorations, or it can be specified as a theme to be appreciated as the backdrop alone. Whatever theme you choose make sure it fits the personality and customs of your student body. Don’t have a Disco Fever Night at your school if you know that no one listens to that genre for example.
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    Interesting Prom Mentions in the News

    get_image.jpgPicture this: The winter formal

    When a child is born with autism or Down syndrome, many of the special things in life are just not obtainable. Many of life’s milestones, like the first time you got behind the wheel, or that first kiss, are out of reach. But on this night, the staff at the South Bergen Jointure Middle/High School — with some help from the Rutherford Elks — were determined to make a memory for 40 kids that would last forever. The first-ever Winter Formal was a huge success.

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    Creative Fundraising Ideas can also Make a Difference

    teddybearpoppy.jpgYour school may have a budget for special events already, but if not, or your class wants something extra special, fundraising ideas can be creative and fun.

    In this sweet news item, the Teddy Bear was part of a contest to raise money for a prom in a school in England. The Teddy obviously went on to make others happy. That’s the fun part of fundraising projects, you raise money, and make others happy along the way. Get creative, work hard and every dollar does something good. Photo, Ian Narin
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