WESTPORT, MASS. (WHDH) - A major surprise is in store for seniors at Westport High School — the prom is on!
Mom and daughter duo Mindi and Faith Bennivedse got creative to give the seniors a special end to their senior year that will no doubt be a night to remember.
“It’s something that you look forward to from the time you start school. Then all of a sudden it gets ripped away from you,” Faith said.
After a year of social distancing and online learning, Bennivedse decided to create a memorable night for students.
“She basically missed everything. She missed her honor society induction, she missed her junior prom, homecoming, pep rallies, so I had a feeling the school wasn’t going to have a prom,” she said.
With Faith’s help, they are making sure that does not happen.
“We’re having this prom as if it were the gala of all galas,” she said. “They deserve a good prom.”
Bennivedse reached out to local venues and booked a room at a local restaurant. With COID-19 restrictions lifting soon, she expects it to be a packed event.
“With the Massachusetts regulations lifting on May 28th, it’s wonderful because I booked a big enough venue that they can all bring a date,” she said.
Faith says she has dreamed of dress shopping and planning pictures with her friends for years and this plan is making her dreams a reality.
“We’re just pretty excited to have a little normalcy to look for after the longest year of our life,” said Faith.
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