Valley students dance the night away at 19th annual Special Needs Prom

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Students from all over the Valley danced the night away at the 19th annual Special Needs Prom.

This year’s theme was “An Evening in the Gardens” at St. Mary’s Assumption Social Center in Youngstown.

This annual tradition is for any student with multiple, orthopedic or cognitive disabilities.

“It’s the Special Needs Prom where everyone gets to have fun and everyone with special needs and different disabilities,” said Kamryn Long, Canfield High School.

But that didn’t stop any of these students from hitting the dance floor and having a great time.

“Prom is a big celebration where a lot of people come together,” said Kaitlin Lewis, Mahoning County Career and Technical Center (MCCTC).

Teens from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties all joined in on the fun.

“There’s food and drinks and people are here and everything is nice and I like to see my friends,” said Adrian Sadlak, MCCTC.

“There’s a lot of food, cupcakes, drinks, dancing,” said Kennon Mitchell, Chaney High School.

The food and drinks were popular, but so was the music.

“The best part of the whole night is that I get to listen to Justin Bieber,” Lewis said.

And one student wanted everyone to know…

“I am a fun guy and I hope everyone has a fun night tonight,” Sadlak said.

By the end of the night, it was safe to say they certainly did.

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