Richbourg students enjoy their prom, a ‘Party in the U.S.A.’

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 12:14 PM.

Twenty-one of the attendees were Richbourg students with varying emotional, learning and physical disabilities. Alex and about a dozen of his Crestview High chorus mates ensured all the Richbourg students enjoyed themselves.

"When the music plays, nobody's different,” he said. “Our goal is to have everybody get down and have a great time."

"I like coming over and helping out," Crestview High senior Natalie Wakayama said. "It's a good reward to see how happy and excited the Richbourg kids get."

"I was just glad to come out and help do it," chorus member Cameron Patterson said.

Students chowed down on barbecued meatballs, banana pudding donated by Desi's Restaurant, and cupcakes prepared by Richbourg teacher Karen Lusk's high school students.

Students’ family members, friends and school staffers donated some of the prom attire, including girls' gowns and guys' dress shirts and ties, Lusk said.

Crestview High chorus members decorated the room in a "Carnival in Rio" theme prior to the prom. Richbourg students wore small, feathered Carnival masks on their chests.

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