Muskogee Senior Makes Sure Everyone Feels Included In Prom

 

An Oklahoma high school senior is making sure her friend with down syndrome can go to the prom after the district told her no because of his age.

"He's just a friend to everybody in the community, he has the best heart ever, he's just a great person." - Alexis Morse Muskogee High School Senior

T.T. Glass is getting his own prom celebration. His friend Alexis Morse says she wanted to give her friend a special night after the district wouldn't let her take him to prom this year because he's 48-years-old.

"The rules at MHS are if you're over 21 you can't go." Alexis Morse, Muskogee High School Senior

But Morse says she didn't think it was fair.

"Most people that are disabled don't get to go to prom just because they don't get asked and they can't really attend without supervision so I feel like we really need to do something about that and change it. Everybody deserves to go." Alexis Morse, Muskogee High School Senior

So now Morse is working with the district and planning another prom for anyone in the community with a disability.

She says she's just glad her friend can finally get to experience prom, like everyone else.

"It makes me really happy, everyone deserves to go and I'm really excited I have high hopes for the outcome and I hope everybody in our community comes together and supports this idea." Alexis Morse, Muskogee High School Senior

Morse says the special prom will be held on the 21st in the Muskogee high school cafeteria.


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