WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) — High schoolers everywhere are getting ready for prom, but at most high schools, special needs students get left out every year. That’s not the case at Waukegan High School.
WBBM Newsradio’s Veronica Carter reports Waukegan High School is holding a “Walking on Sunshine” prom for its 40 special needs students.
It’s an idea hatched by bus driver Mark Klemm and grandmother Kathi Seyler, whose granddaughter Cassie was invited to the traditional prom, but couldn’t accept.
“There’s no way she could go to a regular homecoming dance, or prom,” Seyler said. “They’ve got flashing lights, they’ve got extremely loud music, so many strangers, so much going on; it’s intimidating.”