Hundreds of High School Students Helped During Primp for Prom Event

March 30, 2018

More than 400 dresses and 75 pairs of shoes were donated this year to Primp for Prom providing formal wear to hundreds of high school students in the tri-state area.

Hundreds of dresses were given away for free to grateful students from 15 high schools in two states during the annual Primp for Prom event recently held in the Woodward High School Practice Gym.

This year more than 400 dresses and 75 pairs of shoes were donated to the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Department of Social Work and Woodward High School Key Club who co-sponsor the event.

“Primp for Prom is a heartwarming experience that highlights the generosity of others and the kindness that exists in our local communities,” Dr. Kylene Rehder, Department of Social Work chair, said.

Appreciation from members of the Department of Social Work to those who helped with the event’s success goes to Woodward High School Key Club members; Anjanette Laverty, Woodward High School counselor; Woodward Leadership Advisory Board, Tom and  Dr. Deena Fisher, Kalle Laubhan, Northwestern social work student volunteer; Social Workers Association of Tomorrow (SWAT) campus organization; Woodward High School employee volunteers; National Association of Social Workers-Oklahoma chapter, and all the generous dress and shoe donors from across northwest Oklahoma.

“The Department of Social Work and the Key Club is always honored to sponsor this event for young women in the tri-state area,” Rehder said. “This event is about more than dresses for us; we see it as a means to embody our university mission to build a sense of community and provide service to others.”

For more information about this event or the department, please contact Rehder at or (580) 327-8135.


Valarie Case, University Relations Specialist; (580) 327-8486

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

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Phone: (580) 327-1700

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