Henryville High School was almost completely wiped out when the town of Henryville, Ind. was pummeled by a series of tornadoes March 2.
But because of the overwhelming support of some nearby teenagers, the students of Henryville High will be serenaded in an exclusive performance by country superstars Lady Antebellum.
Just before Henryville was hit by the tornado, Lady Antebellum announced its “Own the Prom Night” contest, in which one lucky school could win a private concert by the country group, who would perform at the school’s prom.
Lady Antebellum posted a video on their website today, announcing that Henryville High was the winning school. ”We were really really touched by this submission,” the group said. “And we cannot wait to be a part of your prom.”
But the submission they were referring to was not actually submitted by Henryville. It was a video from the students of neighboring Silver Creek High School that grabbed Lady Antebellum’s attention.
“Don’t get me wrong, we would love to have you at our prom,” one student said in the video submission. “But there’s another school in the West Clark family who deserves it more than any other school in the country.”
The school they were referring to was Henryville.
And as it turns out, Silver Creek High School was not the only one rooting for Henryville.
“Schools across the country spontaneously submitted videos campaigning on behalf of Henryville High School in support of Henryville receiving the special concert,” Lady Antebellum posted on their website.
And although Lady Antebellum cannot make Henryville High’s prom, due to a previous engagement, they will instead host an even bigger event on May 16 for Henryville juniors and seniors, followed by a benefit performance for the entire community.
“See you soon, Henryville!” said lead singer, Hillary Scott.
Henryville High School has been closed due to the damages from the tornado; classes will resume in April at a new location in nearby Scottsburg.