Adaptive PE Prom 2019!

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Armijo hosted its traditional prom in April, but on Friday, May 17, a special group of students gathered together to party on.

For over 20 years, Armijo High School has sponsored the Adaptive Physical Education Prom for Solano County students with special needs. This year, as always, students from sixth to twelfth grades got dressed up and joined their friends in Armijo’s E. Gary Vaughn gym for dancing, photos and treats. The theme “An Evening in the Enchanted Garden” mirrored that of the traditional prom.

“It started as a Spring Fling, but then became the prom five years ago,” Lynn Lee, an adaptive PE teacher who helped start the program years ago, told Susan Hiland of The Daily Republic. While the students were supported at the dance by Leadership students, there were also several other visitors from the school and the community. “Lee usually doesn’t choose a prom king or queen but she wanted to honor one of the teachers who is retiring this year, Les Vanderbeck, with a special surprise,” Hiland wrote in an article in The Daily Republic. Senior Zach Jones was chosen as king and Isabel Gonzales-Lopez were also honored as prom king and queen respectively.

According to The Daily Republic, DJ Greg Gmahling has been providin

g music for the event for at least 21 years.

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