Eugene (KMTR) - Thursday was Senior Prom day at Churchill High School. But the students were not the ones looking for dates. Instead, the seniors who live right across the street at Churchill Estates Retirement Community were the guests of honor.
The Senior Prom is put on annually by the high school’s National Honor Society students. Their goal is to bridge the generation gap through music, dancing and sharing stories.
Josephine Fleck, who is 90, attended her high school senior prom in Nebraska back in 1939. She says looks forward to this event every year. “It’s partly knowing that I can still stand up and dance and I’ve always loved dancing and music,” Josephine says. “And the young people—it’s the idea that they relate to us.”
The students help their senior neighbors quite a bit throughout the year as they take part in a number of community service projects.