DUNCAN, Okla._Students at Duncan High School are making sure that every student has a special night this prom season.
That's the focus of this year's "Leggo Week" or let's go. Students are hoping to raise $20,000 in just a few days in order to provide special education students with all the bells and whistles that come with prom, and now they want to take their fundraising to even another level.
To the untrained eye, the decorations may look just that, decorations. But at Duncan High School, they're a symbol of a movement that's turning students into community leaders.
"We wanted to help support them and show them that they're students and they should be able to go to prom just like I do and the rest of our class will," said Student Council President Patrick Sullivan.
Students at Duncan High say special education students deserve the same opportunities the rest of the student body has every year.
"Prom is a big deal to everybody and everybody looks forward to it so they need to experience it as well," said Kaylee Jennings, Student Council Reporter.
Now students are pulling in money to be able to provide these students with everything they need for the big night.
"They will have suits, dresses, they will take a school bus that will be decorated and they will have dinner and they will come back. That will pay their fee for prom," said Sullivan.
When it comes to helping the Duncan community these Duncan Demons didn't stop at prom.
"All the money raised after we give the special education department some, will be split and given to Easton Smith and Christian Thackston," said Sullivan.
Smith is a Duncan seventh grader with cerebral palsy and Thackston a former Duncan High School student who lost his sight to a rare disease. Students said it's the least they can do for the people that matter the most to their town.
"People will see that we're trying to do great things for our community and our kids," said Jennings.
"We really are striving to do good things within ourselves, our school, our community. This is our way of showing that we want to be a vital part of the community," said Sullivan.
The goal this week is to raise $20,000. As of right now, the student council has just over $10,000 with a deadline of Thursday.
If you'd like to help the student council reach their goal before Thursday, you can call Duncan High School at 580-255-0700.