When Melisa Holley asked Vicki in March if “hypothetically” a boy were to ask her daughter to GHS’ prom if she would be allowed to go, Vicki came to tears.
“All the kids (who joined Alaina for prom) made the comment that ‘Why wouldn’t we include Alaina?’ If our school system didn’t have that attitude, these kids wouldn’t have thought that,” Vicki said. “I’m very proud of that point.”
The night of prom, Alaina was nominated for prom princess and got to try on the crown of the student who won the title.
“It’s very gratifying to hear from her that is was so fun and that it was special to her,” she said. “It’s been an amazing, amazing experience for her. We’re really blessed.”
Alaina still asks her mom and paraprofessional at school when she’ll be able to ride in that limo again or wear that yellow dress again.
“The school system in general should really be credited,” Vicki said, “for creating an environment of inclusion for Alaina.”