Thursday, April 18, 2024

Schuylkill County Students Embrace Superhero Spirit at Life Skills Prom

Students with special needs and disabilities from across Schuylkill County came together for Schuylkill Haven Area's annual Hurricane Hop. 

Now in its 5th year, the event, organized by Schuylkill Haven Area and their Life Skills Program, continues to foster a sense of community and celebration among students of all abilities.

Themed "Superheroes" this year, the Hurricane Hop saw students donning a colorful array of prom dresses, suits, and superhero costumes. From caped crusaders to masked marvels, the spirit of heroism was alive and vibrant throughout the event.

The occasion, held at the Schuylkill Haven gymnasium, was made even more special by the generous contributions of local businesses and individuals. Remember When Video provided a photo booth, while A. Farr Photography documented the day through her lens, donating her time to ensure every smile was preserved. The gymnasium itself was transformed into a superhero haven, thanks to the creative touch of decorator Taylor Rhody from Up Up & Away by Tay.

Fueling the festivities, students from the Schuylkill Technology Center stepped up to provide a lunch for all attendees. 

In total, over 200 attendees, including students, peer buddies, and volunteers, came together to make the Hurricane Hop a success.