Students host Valentine’s Day gala for special needs peers in Hendersonville

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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (WSPA) – The student body leaders at East Hendersonville High School spent their Valentine’s Day giving back to their peers.

They spent all morning spreading love by dancing, laughing, eating and giving gifts to special needs students in the Hendersonville area.

The student leaders held their first annual special needs gala at Elks Lodge, and they say this event could not have happened without donations.

Student body President Jovanny Garcia said dedicating Valentine’s Day to special needs students is a yearly tradition.

“We have this tradition that we do every year that we dedicate this day for our special needs kids around the county and we get them together and make this their day and they love it,” Garcia said.

Love was definitely in the air and the everyone had a blast on the dance floor- faculty included.

Even the student leaders showed off their cool dance moves.

The students participated in several activities throughout the day such as face painting, drawing, creating beaded jewelry and more dancing.

Faculty and staff from the different schools all collaborated for a successful event, something they plan to do every year from now on.

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