Tennessee high school students celebrate prom virtually

Posted at 9:29 PM, May 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-09 08:07:08-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — High school students across the country celebrated prom a little differently Saturday night.

Students Against Destructive Decisions held its first-ever virtual prom. Students celebrated the special night together on Zoom.

Attendants were invited to wear whatever they wanted, whether it be formal attire or a costume of their choice.

Organizers say it’s a way for teens to experience the right of passage in a safe environment, despite the challenges of COVID-19.

"It will be monitored but it will be un-mic'd so the students will have those opportunities to talk with students from Maine, where we just started a new SADD program there, to California. So it is opened to everybody," said Regional Tennessee Manager, Gavin Gill.

The night included games and contests as well as music from a live DJ.

This year the organization also celebrated its 40th birthday.