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Unifying Every Student At Davies High School, In The Name Of Fashion

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Davies High School students were all dressed up in big sparkly gowns and sharp tuxedos, but it's not prom night. It was a fashion show, and part of Project Unify. Tonight culminated a week long effort to bring the school together to understand and support the disabled.

"High School movie or you know something that people really look forward to it's suppose to be a big fancy night that you should look forward to basically forever," says Katie Spokely, a student at Davies.

Every student at Davies High School is invited to prom.

"Although some disabled students do get the chance to get the chance because of various reasons," says Spokely.

Frances Goldade was here to see her granddaughter, Macy walk the runway.

"I'm going to be surprised," says Goldade, "But I know is going to be the queen of the prom."

Macy is a graduating senior with cerebral palsy.

"Last year the Davies had a prom," says Goldade, "But she was undergoing surgery so he was not able to go."

This event is giving Macy her big debut along with many others, and helping so many other students to learn about what it's like to live with a disability.

"I think this just provides more opportunities for there to be more unification," says Teni Ebsen, a student at Davies, "Our school is totally open, I think it just to a group like us to step in here and just make things happen."

"It's also trying to enhance the bond between students with and without disabilities." says Samadhi Thavarajah, a student at Davies, "We are really trying to create friendships between the two."

Since disabled students have their own wing at school they feel communication between all students could be stronger.

"I don't think they feel it individually," says Thavarahjah, "But as a whole group some of them can tell that they are not getting the opportunities that people without disabilities are getting."

Breaking down the segregation, giving all the students at Davies high school a chance they rarely have, it's a night to remember.

DECA , which is a group that aims to prepare leaders and entrepreneurs came up with project unify. The event was also a fundraiser, with the money going to the special education department at Davies.

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