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.