MEDORA — Across the time of Medora Excessive Faculty’s promenade in 2022, a number of academics knew some college students wouldn’t be capable to go.
That’s both as a result of they couldn’t get what they wanted to put on or they didn’t wish to burden their mother and father to ask them to get them what they wanted to put on.
That didn’t sit effectively with the academics.
All of them got here collectively to get the scholars what they wanted to attend probably the most memorable occasions of highschool.
This yr, one of many academics, Leah Younger, mentioned she needed to get a head begin by organizing a drive to gather formal put on for girls and boys, sneakers and jewellery so the scholars might look good and really feel good going to promenade.
To date, she has obtained 16 clothes and eight pairs of sneakers.
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“Homecoming is arising Feb. 11, and I’ve already given 5 ladies clothes from what I’ve inside similar to per week,” mentioned Younger, who’s a science instructor on the college. “I knew that homecoming was arising, and I didn’t need anyone to really feel like they couldn’t run for homecoming queen as a result of they didn’t have a gown or couldn’t get one, so I needed to verify we might have them lined for homecoming doing that.”
She mentioned the assist has been actually, actually good, and he or she continues to obtain Fb messages from individuals about donating.
“I nonetheless have extra individuals messaging me and saying that they will give me some, and I’ve been assembly up with them and getting them,” Younger mentioned. “It’s going rather well to this point, however hopefully by promenade, I’ve a much bigger choice with extra sizes and stuff like that so no person should miss out on their promenade expertise for not having one thing to put on to it.”
Promenade is April 16 at W.R. Ewing in Brownstown, which is a brand new location after having been on the Carr Township Conservation Membership and the varsity in recent times.
“It ought to be a extremely good promenade,” Younger mentioned. “The junior class this yr labored actually laborious elevating cash and doing fundraisers and every kind of stuff to assist pay for it.”
Promenade is for juniors and seniors, however Principal Kara Hunt they will take a freshman or a sophomore as a date.
Younger mentioned she hopes to see attendance improve this yr.
“That was one more reason why we have been making an attempt to assist individuals get stuff to put on final yr as a result of the promenade numbers, individuals going to promenade, there simply wasn’t that many individuals that have been going,” she mentioned. “Once we have been making an attempt to get individuals to go final yr, they might say, ‘Oh, I don’t have something to put on.’ Properly, we’d be like, ‘Oh, effectively, we are able to handle that so that you don’t have to fret about it.’ Hopefully, no person has an excuse to not go as a result of they don’t have something to put on.”
She is accepting donations of clothes for women and gown garments for boys together with sneakers and jewellery. She additionally has had individuals supply to donate their time to assist college students with hair and make-up on promenade day totally free.
The promenade committee is also accepting donations to cowl the price of tickets for college kids for promenade and after promenade, which is $8 and $20, respectively. The offsite location of after promenade has not been introduced.
“I’ve already really had anyone attain out to me about that,” Younger mentioned. “I like that our neighborhood is at all times so supportive with stuff like this.”
Anybody curious about donating clothes, sneakers and jewellery might ship a message to Younger through Fb, and people eager to cowl the price of tickets might name the varsity at 812-966-2201 or cease by to make a donation.
Younger mentioned it’s thrilling to have the ability to assist present college students with what they want.
“All people who I’ve given clothes to to this point is so appreciative and in addition excited,” she mentioned. “I can inform they’re just a bit bit relieved that that’s only one factor they don’t have to fret about. I hope that they may get extra enthusiastic about issues like going to promenade and homecoming and getting dressed up and never have to fret about discovering one thing to put on or worrying about bothering their mother and father with asking them to get one thing to put on.”
It’s a win-win for the scholars and their mother and father.
“I attempt to inform the children issues like (promenade) are what you’re going to recollect whenever you develop up,” Younger mentioned. “These are the recollections that you’re going to have from highschool is the large occasions like that, just like the promenade and homecoming and commencement and your whole extracurricular actions, so I at all times encourage them to actually do the whole lot.”
Younger mentioned she is going to settle for donations year-round as a result of there could possibly be different situations, like a job interview or a proper occasion, the place college students want formal put on or gown garments.
“I might actually take them any time as a result of we’ll have homecoming and promenade yearly,” she mentioned. “Particularly simply beginning out, the extra I’ve and the extra sizes and issues like that I’ve to supply, I’ll take something to get some stuff constructed up for them.”