Local Cool School: Southaven High School


In Ms. Jordan’s literature class at Southaven High School, you’d expect to learn about reading and writing, but these four seniors are learning about something else. They are learning about the importance of service.

“I wasn’t expecting this to be so successful,” said senior Chanelle Oletubo. “It feels good to see others come through to make this happens.” 

Desks and books share their space with nearly 100 donated dresses.  

As part of their senior service project, the teens are collecting dresses to donate to any teen who needs a prom dress, to help lessen the expensive burden for some girls. 

Oletubo listed prices for us.

“Nails, $50. Prom dress was $300,” said Oletubo. “Make-up, that’s like $50. Hair is like $300.” 

The racks feature every color, style, and size imaginable. Thanks to their efforts, anyone who needs a dress can get one, making this year’s prom a memorable one, but also affordable. 

“Prom is really important to a lot of people, so we wanted to give everyone an opportunity to have a good prom experience,” said Brittney Berryman, Senior. 

You can donate a dress, shoes, jewelry at Southaven High’s main office now until April 27.

Select a free dress, Saturday, March 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. 

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