A Night They Won’t Forget
May 3, 2016
Prom, to some students, is the highlight of their high school career. It is a night of glam and grace, and many students look forward to this night. However, for some students, it can be a struggle to find the money for tickets and dresses. That is where Rita Davis comes in.
Rita Davis, an aide in the special education department, is now collecting dresses and tuxedos for students in preparation for prom and is raising money for a pre-prom dinner at Texas Corral. She first got the inspiration for this from a friend’s yard sale, in which she found old prom dresses. The dresses are now in her possession, as well as various suits and ties. Donna McCall, a teacher in the special education department, spread the word to teachers. The staff got together and each person pitched in a few dollars to wear jeans for a day to support funding. The proceeds went to ticket and pre-prom dinner funding. In order to pay for all tickets needed, $550 must be raised. So far, around $600 has been collected, and the amount continues to grow each day with donations.
Davis gets her motivation for this project from her students. “I just want to make a difference in their lives. I want to show them that somebody cares,” she said. This project is strictly for the students’ benefit, and Davis wants to help the students have the time of their lives. She wants her students to be able to experience being together with the rest of the student body amid the lights and music of prom night.
“It’s never been about me; it’s about the kids,” said Davis. There is no doubt that these students will have the time of their lives. Davis loves her students, and she is willing to do anything to make sure they end their high school career with a bang.
All proceeds from donations go to prom ticket and pre-prom dinner funding.