Letter to the Editor,
On Sunday, March 20th, Skyline Place Assisted Living for Seniors here in Sonora, had a Senior Prom for their residents. I wanted to comment on the group of young men and women from Sonora High and Columbia College that came and volunteered their time to help with the prom. It was Sonora High School student, Melissa Tomplin’s student project and she asked fellow students and friends if they were interested in helping her with the prom. Alex Garcia, Benjamin Townsend, Frank Garcia, Emily Spenker, Jordan Sharpe, Korey Godula, Jillian Epperson, Peyton Snyder, Anthony Compbell, Cody Gillespie and Peter Park were the volunteers. These students not only helped with the set up and clean up for the prom, but most importantly, was their interaction with our residents. Our female residents were delighted that these young men got up asked them to dance and then took the time to get to know them while dancing. The residents, that were able to dance, commented that it was the first time in many years that they had the chance to dance. The young women went around and talked to residents, helped Melissa and also danced. The residents also commented about how the students were so polite and respectful of them. As Activities Director here at Skyline Place, I always want our residents to have positive experiences. Because of these wonderful students, this prom was definitely a wonderful experience for them. I wanted to share that in times when we here negative press about our young adults in this community; I think it is important and so enlightening to know that there are some truly caring young adults in our area and these students are sure to make a positive impact in our community and the future that lies ahead of them.
Sandy Banzet/Activities Director -Skyline Place