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Jewelry in Wonderland: Anonymous Donors Gift PGHS Students Jewelry, Accessories to Accent Prom Ensembles

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April 27, 2022 

As the days tick closer to Prince George High School's 2022 prom, the energy through the campus halls continues to rise as students eagerly await the return of a rite of passage in their high school lives. Now, thanks to the generosity of several kind strangers, dozens of students have received the gift of beautiful and sophisticated jewelry they can use to finish their outfits for Saturday's event.

Setting up shop in the school's D-wing, Prince George High School Assistant Principal Donna Branch-Harris, and English teacher/prom coordinator Kasi Roberts helped students explore the assortment of jewelry contributed by the unknown donor on Wednesday, April 27. Ranging from necklaces, bracelets, and a diverse selection of ornate earrings and more subdued studded earrings, nearly 30 students had the opportunity to select pieces that best suit the apparel they will be wearing during Saturday's prom at the Old Towne Civic Center in Old Towne Petersburg.

Over 100 pieces of jewelry were available for students to pick from, with Ms. Branch-Harris on hand to help students choose elements that align well with their outfits for the young men and women. This year's prom is even more meaningful for Prince George High School's students as it's their first prom since 2019, with COVID-19 sidelining the event in 2020 and 2021. The theme selected for 2020, "Royals in Wonderland," returns, and many students have planned for their gowns and tuxedos to align with the chosen theme.

As prom returns, so too will some of last year's graduates who unfortunately didn't have an opportunity to enjoy the special dance due to COVID-19. Several students have invited members of the Class of 2021 to join them at this year's prom to allow those students who weren't able to have the high school prom experience an opportunity to do so finally. Before leaving, students signed thank you cards that will be provided to the anonymous donors, leaving heartfelt messages of thanks to the generous strangers who has made their prom just a little more special through a random act of kindness.

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