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Old 01-30-2010, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Help for Haiti outbids prom
By Kiley Cruse
WORLD-HERALD STAFF WRITER


The Hay Springs High School junior and senior classes aren't going to pay for the usual niceties at this year's prom — and they don't want anyone else to pay for them either.

Instead of using the $5,300 they had raised for a dinner, disc jockey and decorations, the students voted this week to donate the money to Haitian earthquake relief efforts.

“We're just a small town, and we didn't care about a fancy prom,” said Trenton Kuhn, a junior at the high school, which has 65 students. “We just wanted to show people that we care.”

As word of their generosity spread, a DJ offered his services and some in town started organizing for a dinner.


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WANT TO CONTRIBUTE?
Donations can be sent to:
Security First Bank,
P.O. Box 340
Hay Springs, NE 69347

Label checks with "Haiti fund."

All contributions to the fund will go to Operation USA


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But the students are declining the offers, instead asking potential donors to contribute to a bank fund they opened.

“We are not spending a dime on prom,” said Hay Springs Principal Alan Frank. “If anyone donates money to us for the prom, it will go directly to the bank fund.

“We are keeping it bare-bones. It may be mac and cheese and hot dogs and an iPod.”

To take it one step further, the students from the western Nebraska town of about 550 want to challenge other high schools to downsize their proms.

“They could give up their paper trees and send $20,” Frank said. “We ask them to prioritize what is important.”


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Old 01-30-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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Great story of selflish kids giving up something for others...
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Omaha Nebraska and dreamland when I am sleeping
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Great story of selflish kids giving up something for others...
I agree
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