The teen's mother, friends and hospital staff made sure Ilijah Barron felt like he was part of an important high school milestone.
"Here she was with beautiful hair and makeup,” said Sheery Allgood of North Carolina about the teen. “I didn’t want her getting messed up.’”
The New Jersey school district issued an apology to the students and families impacted by the early dismissal of special needs students from prom.
The 97-year-old could not attend her high school prom 80 years ago due to her financial situation.
Sheriff C. O. Balderson confirmed that multiple witnesses, including the responding deputies, saw the pair acting drunk at the prom.
A high school in Washington held an early graduation for a teen diagnosed with cancer.
High school senior Kennedy Bentley is dedicated to making sure any teen who wants to experience prom has the chance, especially students with special needs.
The fundamental flaws in school dress codes have Gen Z students taking action for the right to express themselves. With social media and the internet being their main connections to the world, they are protesting, starting online petitions and creating websites and hashtags to make their case. A high school in Hawaii with a strict code for prom dresses pushed a student to start a petition charging the restrictions with being “discriminating and insulting to girls.” A student in Pennsylvania spoke out against a discriminatory commencement ceremony rule. In New Jersey, after a student refused to take off a head wrap, she and her mother went viral on social media. In Arkansas, Laura Orsi started a website and movement on social media called PassTheSkirt, which encourages students to wear skirts and shorts that are shorter than the rule, post a photo with the hashtag, and then pass the clothing to someone of a different race or gender. And a mom in Texas called out a school district for its "sexist" dress code.
The students held a sign in the photo that read, "You are racist but I would give anything for you to go with me to prom." Certain letters are bolded to spell out a racial slur.
After months of work, and a few tips from his grandmother, the high school junior had created a beautiful and unique dress which nearly brought his date to tears.
Mikayla Lewis was dressed to impress when she wore her 14-year-old sister's creation to senior prom.
A 16-year-old high school student took himself to prom wearing a handmade outfit that showcased his sense of humor.
The waiter informed the prom-goers they could order whatever they liked — as long as they all stayed off of their phones for the entire meal.
Kaylah Bell's grandpa participated in a Kodak moment when she didn't have a date for the prom.
Boyfriend Stayton Thompson surprised his girlfriend, Natasha Blizzard, who works at Whataburger, by working with her managers to change the message on the sign outside the restaurant.
The Filipino teen hand-painted lilies and sewed Swarovski crystals on the shimmering turquoise ballgown.
The Pflugerville Public Library issued a correction after a typo in the local paper caused confusion over an upcoming event.
A couple out celebrating their wedding anniversary rented the teens a new limo after giving them a ride to the restaurant where they'd booked a pre-prom dinner.
"A hole is in the fabric of our tightly knit community," the high school senior's superintendent said of her death.
A high schooler is “so genuinely mortified and sorry” after facing backlash for the way she asked her date to a school dance – with a poster that read “If I was black, I’d be picking cotton. The 17-year-old Seattle, Wash., student, whom Yahoo Lifestyle will not name because neither she nor her father could not be reached for comment, asked her date Ian to Issaquah High School‘s “Tolo” dance on Saturday (for which girls asked boys to attend) with the letterboard. A photo of the couple holding the poster made it to Snapchat, and ultimately school officials.