Brockport teen organizes prom for people with disabilities throughout the area

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We are right in the middle of prom season, a day many students look forward to as soon as they enter high school. But not every student feels comfortable going.

Samantha Rogers a Brockport High School student used her senior year to plan a dance for students with disabilities.

“I’ve always had this passion, this appreciation for being a friend to students with special needs and it’s just grown over the years,” said Rogers.

She opened the dance up to students in other districts, so they could meet new friends. Nearly 60 attendees showed up to the free dance. Parents and general education students were also invited.

“My favorite part was the evening itself, I got to see the students come out of their shell and express themselves in a way that i don’t normally get to see,” said Rogers.

Organizations around the community stepped in to sponsor the project including: Jay Wolfe Productions, Bokeh Film Studios, Wegmans, Arjuna Florist, Brockport Central School District. Rogers will be finishing up her first year at Nazareth College the next time this dance would roll around but she hopes that this will become a tradition for many years to come.

To see a full video of the event click here.

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