This is awesome!


A Wetaskawin woman, Angela Pauls, has started a “Virtual Grad” to help high school students celebrate after grad ceremonies were cancelled across the country due to COVID-19.

Angela runs The Prom Project, an initiative that helps make sure every student in Alberta has access to a grad dress or tuxedo.  However, given that many grads wouldn’t be happening this year, Angela pondered how she could help students – and came up with the perfect idea: She would host a virtual grad – where she would read names of graduating students from the comfort of her living room couch on a Zoom Conference Call!

Lauren Hunter chatted with Angela to learn more about this awesome idea, & learned some special surprises Angela has in store for grads.  LISTEN:

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LISTEN: This Alberta Woman Is Hosting a "Virtual Grad" To Help Students Celebrate After Cancelled Graduations!

Originally Aired: March 31, 2020

The idea started off as a way to help a few students from Wetaskawin – and Angela said she now has has hundreds of high schoolers involved – from Alberta all the way to Nova Scotia.  Angela said she even has a DJ lined up to help out with a virtual dance!  Plus, students are encouraged to wear formal wear to make it feel like the real deal!

Students can register to have their OWN names read – on Prom Project’s Facebook page until May.

Love this idea – and honestly – I think Angela is going to start a worldwide trend!

– Lauren Hunter