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Boys Town Senior Citizen Prom

Boys Town Senior Prom

Boys Town High School students in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) honored a 10 year tradition and strapped on their dancing shoes for a night of fun with Remington Heights residents.

Boys Town Senior Citizen Prom took place on April 19, 2017, at Remington Heights in Omaha. Before the prom, Stevie Gass, Boys Town HOSA teacher, taught the students dances from the 1940s so they would know how to get down and boogie with the residents. Students spent the evening dancing and getting to know the residents, with most excitingly stating that it was just as fun as their own senior prom – maybe even more so!

 "I tell my kids this is their final exam," said Gass. "I look for compassion, integrity, kindness, and respect when the students are with the senior citizens. They never fail to amaze me! The senior citizens fall in love with the kids, and they give them a workout on the dance floor. I have to say this is my favorite night of the year!"

Along with the dancing, residents also enjoyed one of the Boys Town students singing with the band and beautiful corsages donated by Dian Van Trees. Mrs. Van Trees is a long-time supporter of the Boys Town mission and in the past has provided scholarships to Boys Town students in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. After touring Boys Town with her husband years ago, she fell in love with the Boys Town mission and wanted to do her part to see the kids succeed.

A special thanks to Stevie Gass, for putting on this event year after year, to Mrs. Van Trees for donating the beautiful corsages and to Remington Heights for helping create a memorable night for Boys Town students.