In order to be considered for the Star-Telegram.com Takes You to Prom contest, entrants had to write an essay of 350 words or less telling the selection committee why they should be awarded the prom of their dreams. Below is the essay written by Ryan Henderson, a senior at Irving High School. Her prom is on May 9th at the Marriott in Las Colinas.
I am not only very involved in extra curricular activities at my high school, but am also an Honor Roll student. This year, I was elected Senior Class Vice President, had the privilege to participate in one of spirit groups at my school -- Tiger Fever, played my second year of varsity volleyball, and am now be getting ready to run on my high school's varsity track team for the fourth year.
Although I am very involved within my school, money is very limited for my family and I.
My mother is a very hard working, yet single parent of three children. I think that I would be the perfect candidate for this opportunity, because I know that if I were to win, my family and I would be greatly appreciative.
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I would be sure to make this opportunity a moment that I would never forget.