Staff Report

The University of Nevada, Reno’s Nevada Blue Key society is raising money for its upcoming event, Joy Prom. The dance will be free for high school students with disabilities and their families. Blue Key member Ashley Tarchione said it will be the first time that Joy Prom will be held in Northern Nevada.

“Blue Key wants to make sure that every student in Northern Nevada has the opportunity to go to prom,” Tarchione said. “Many of the students attending often do not attend the prom at their own high schools, so this gives them the opportunity to dress up and have a wonderful night.”

Community sponsors such as Buffalo Wild Wings and Aly’s Prom Closet have donated money to make the dance possible.

The honor society has also set up a GoFundMe to raise additional funds for the event. People interested in donating can do so online at

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