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Student With Special Needs Takes 37 Dates to Prom



    Sam Lamar didn't just take one date to his prom on April 30, he showed up with 37. The 21-year-old student with special needs at Penn Cambria High School in Cresson, Pennsylvania, was also crowned prom king. 

    Karingtin Sklodowski was behind the the epic prom-posal — in which the girls surprised Lamar in the school's gym with signs that read, "Will you go to prom with us?"

    "I think other parents with special needs kids understand that your biggest fear when they start school is that they're going to be picked on or made fun of or bullied," Lamar's mom Diana Lamar told "For us to get that from them, that letter inviting him, just proves how much they included him. It shows how much they like him and how much he's a part of their group."

    Sklodowski said Lamar, who spent 16 years in the district, has changed students' lives and taught them "how to be patient and live life to the fullest."