- Cullman, Alabama

May 17, 2013

Child Development Center holds graduation and prom for seniors

Cullman County Child Development Center

CULLMAN — The Child Development Center celebrated their prom Tuesday, May 14. The theme for the prom was “Duck Dynasty” and the theme was chosen by the eight graduating seniors. The annual CDC prom is a school-wide event that is anticipated by all students, faculty and staff. Many parents also attend the prom. Students danced to music provided by Scott Adams with Universal Sound. They were surrounded by cardboard cutouts of Duck Dynasty cast members, as well as camouflage balloons, tents and other themed décor. A special thank-you is deserved by the CDC Prom Committee, Ducks Unlimited, Hopper’s Family Market, Universal Sound, Wal-Mart Vision Center and Wilborn Outdoors for helping to make the event a memorable success.

Twenty-five years ago, Charles Clemmons and Brenda Graham, two teachers at the school, decided to hold the first prom. Since that time, the tradition has continued every year. The first prom was a way to honor the school’s graduating seniors, and the annual event has evolved into a wonderful opportunity for everyone to celebrate the school year. Clemmons, who has spent the last nine years as the CDC principal and the Cullman County Special Education coordinator, will be retiring at the end of June. Clemmons stated, “It is such a personal source of pride for me to see the tradition that Brenda and I started 25 years ago still going strong. Although this year’s prom is bittersweet for me personally, I know that the tradition will continue for many more years.”

The seniors at the Child Development graduated Thursday, May 16.