TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Five Tupelo High School seniors decided to do something special for their senior project.
They staged a prom for residents at the Traceway Retirement Community, and it's a night they will never forget.
"My mother told me if I ever stop-I stay stopped. She said I have to keep on going. So, I'm going to keep on going," said resident Juanita Lowry.
Juanita and other senior citizens are very thankful for the work of the students.
"They have decorated. They did all this planning, all the running around, picking up the deocrations. They put everything together," explained Traceway Program Director Pat Henson.
It took the students six weeks to plan Thursday's Senior Prom.
"One of the other girls in my group comes here and visits. And she had the idea for the senior prom. It's just another activity for them to do," said student Maggie Wheeler.
"They've been out on the floor dancing and grinning. Just having a wonderful time," Henson said.
The students say producing their senior project was a worthwile project they will always remember.
"It's been such a rewarding experience for me. Just helping people and seeing how happy it makes them," Wheeler added.
"It made me really happy to see them having fun and not sitting down. I think they're really enjoying it," Henson stated.
Juanita says the prom is a good example of thoughful deeds from the younger generation.
"I think it's a marvelous idea. A lot of times the young people forget the old people. I think they're doing a magnificent job and I appreciate it very much," she said.