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My name is Klaire Childers, and I am currently a junior at Prosser High School. As part of graduation requirements, each student is required to complete a senior project. For my senior project I am hosting a special needs prom for Prosser, Grandview, Mabton, Ki-Be and Sunnyside special education students.

Because proms are typically held in the spring, I have been given permission to start my project early. I am holding the special needs prom on Saturday, May 12.

You might wonder why I chose this particular project to take on. I have a special needs brother who is a senior this year at Prosser High School. Living with him, I know how difficult it is for special needs students to be able to participate in school activities due to many different factors.

I have done some research on the internet about others putting on these special needs proms, and they have been a great success and allow these students to make special memories.

I am putting on this dance at no cost to the students attending. I will provide them with dinner free of charge, as well. I am hoping to make this a night to remember for all the students and would very much enjoy having students from Grandview, Mabton and Sunnyside attend.

Donations to help sponsor this event can be made at AmericanWest Bank in Prosser, under the name Klaire Childers/Special Needs Prom.

/s/ Klaire Childers, Prosser

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