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Wylie High students donate prom proceeds to local nonprofit

ABILENE, Texas - Wylie High School made prom a memorable night by starting a new tradition. This weekend the school donated to Camp Able instead of purchasing party favors.

 "We're really proud this year to be able to donate to Camp Able, which is a Big Country organization that fosters to individuals with disabilities and also marries that with the rehabilitation of horses that have been mistreated," said Daron Hughes, junior class sponsor .

The school presented Camp Able with $1,000 at the prom.

"We were going to do party favors but we decided that like so many of them get left behind or aren't used that we should just find a good charity or organization and donate to them," said  Ben Hudman, junior class president.

This is the first year Wylie High School presented a check to a nonprofit organization instead of using the money for the dance.

"I hope this sets a tradition for years and years to come," Hudman said.

All the class officers were excited when the idea to donate prom money came about, including the prom king.

"We all need help,” said prom king Darius Freeman. “Everybody needs help, everybody. No matter how big or small, everybody needs to lend a helping hand to everybody."

The school chose this nonprofit organization in Buffalo Gap because many students at Wylie High School participate at Camp Able.​


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