Schools and Libraries
June 27, 2014
For the past 23 years, the Long Beach High School PTSA Morning Madness Committee has worked tirelessly with the Long Beach School District to ensure that seniors and their dates have an evening full of unforgettable memories on prom night, whether they attend the prom or not and their parents will rest easy, knowing they will be safe. Beginning with a mandatory pre-prom meeting and ending with the substance-free "all-night" Morning Madness post-prom party, the district partnered with the PTSA to create a safe and memorable evening for students and their dates.
This year, more than 150 seniors made their way to Dave and Buster's after the prom to enjoy the festivities. The district provided free bus transportation for seniors who did not attend the prom so they could join their classmates for the festivities.
Morning Madness committee co-chairs Ann Marie Scandole and Rhonda Healy, and their fellow Morning Madness committee members worked throughout the year to raise enough funds to treat all graduating seniors and their dates to this early morning post-prom party, complete with food, games, entertainment and prizes, including a brand-new car.
Every senior who attended Morning Madness was given the opportunity to spin the Scholarship Wheel to win a cash prize. The luckiest of all the evening's winners were Hannah Scelfo, who walked away with the keys to a shiny new 2015 Nissan Versa, and Danielle Stapleton, who won a new laptop. To be eligible for the grand prizes, teens had to be in attendance for a special drawing at the end of the evening. This provided an especially powerful incentive for attendees to stay the entire evening.