Acts of Kindness: Teenagers making prom memorable

LAS VEGAS - Teenagers helping to make prom a very special time for everyone.

18- year- old Brie Lepore and 17-year-old Sophia Leventis are both seniors at Coronado High School. They're also members of the school's "Cougars United Club." The club promotes friendship between a mix of students in the school's special-ed program and their peers.

There are about one hundred teens in the club who participate in many different activities throughout the year like the pumpkin patch, bowling, and movies. "They just do fun things together, it's nice to have a friend," says teacher Jessica Wilson. 

Prom, however is the highlight, and asking the dates took a creative turn this year. A special "prom-posal" took place at the school on afternoon - an official count-down followed by a huge banner, asking everyone's dates.  The moment, and the evening was very memorable, according to Sophia's  date, AJ Grant,  "Me and Sophia we were walking around a little bit. Did you do some dancing? Little bit. Slow dancing? Yah."

The prom is in its seventh year, open valley-wide to anyone who wants to attend. This year, teacher Jessica Wilson turned over the main responsibilities to her "Dynamic Duo." Wilson says, "These two girls are amazing, I don't know what I'm going to do with-out them, every year there are big shoes to fill." 

The girls say being in the club has been an amazing experience. They are both graduating this year and plan to return next year for the prom. They love the friends they've made, and for Brie, the experience has been life-changing, " I'm actually going to UNR to become a speech pathologist, Ryan really inspired me, I really want to help them communicate with others as best as possible."  

 


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