Fort Dodge Senior High student leaders decided to do something different with prom.
After the school district underwent a program called “Rachel’s Challenge” they learned about trying to prevent bullying in their school. One way to do that is to reach out to some students who have in the past may have been subjected to teasing.
The idea was first launched last year. It went so well they decided to do it again.
“These students work just as hard, or harder, than the students in our school without special needs, and we feel like they should be given the same opportunities as every other student,” said student Benjamin Ahlers in an email to WHO-HD.
The students are all graduating seniors. They are:
Kelsie Moss, Daughter of Christine Moss
Dylan Gurnett, Son of Mike and Laura Gurnett
Mary Bethke, Daughter of Ton and Dawn Bethke
Justin Wildt, Son of Karen Wildt and Rocky Wildt
Hannah Smith, Daughter of Rose Johnson
Akeem Vaughns, Son of Melissa Laird
Lauren Wertz, Daughter of Pat Webb and also escorted by Grandma Marge
Buck Trueblood, Son of Tricia Trueblood, and Jeffery Sorenson
Deseria Spencer, Daughter of Brenda and Randy Spencer
Tonya Vanderpool Daughter of James and Rocky Vanderpool