Prom hosted for Oregon, Rochelle students with special needs

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OREGON, Ill. (WIFR) -- The school year is winding down, but before it ends teachers from and staff from Oregon High School are making sure everyone can be sent off in a special way.

That's why the Oregon and Rochelle school districts held a prom Thursday for students with special needs. Students got to enter the prom by walking down a red carpet at Oregon High School.

The school's staff donated food and clothes for the kids to dress up and strut their stuff at the prom. A local flower shop even donated flowers to all the girls.

Teachers say these students aren't always included in the regular education environment and wanted to make them feel special.

"I wanted something fun to end the school year with and I wanted them to remember this as a fun event so we just tried it and it looks like it's going great," said Tabitha Thomas, adaptive p.e. teacher for the Oregon School District. "It looks like they're having an awesome time. I think it will be something they always remember."