"How many of you want 'Own the Night' to be the theme of this year's prom, and have us perform at it?"
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Tornado ravaged Henryville High School is hoping "Lady A" will own their big night.
"We really want to get her for our prom. We need something to lift our spirits," said Henryville High School student Morgan Guthrie.
After an EF-4 tornado tore through town, not much of the high school is left. If there is a prom, it will not be in the gym, it was destroyed.
"With all the damage and everything that's happened to our school, we need something like this to help bring our spirits up," said Erin Hairston, Henryville senior.
The story does not stop there end here though. D.C. Everest High School, 550 miles away in Weston, Wis., saw the video of what happened in Henryville. The school in Wisconsin made a video, on the Southern Indiana town's behalf.
"We thought, 'what can we do to make Lady A go to the place that needs it the most?'' said Lucas Gajewski, Everset Junior.
Gajewski said excitement for this prom project grew as video tapping continued.
"We realized how good we have it here, it really struck a chord with us thinking this is something that will really hit big," said Gajewski.
Students hope the band will be as moved as they were when they watched the finished product.
"I thought it was pretty good," said Khalia Kulppi, D.C. Everest Junior. "I almost started crying."
The students in the D. C. Everest Junior class said they did not put the video together to draw attention toward themselves, but rather to a school and community who needs it.
"When you do things for other people, that is when you have fun and can really make a difference," said Gajewski.
The last day to submit a video for Lady Antebellum’s "Own the Night" contest is March 16. The band will choose a winner March 20.