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Floral Park Memorial High School rallies around littlest prom goer

Floral Park Memorial High School's faculty and students

(Credit: Josh Stewart)

The star of Floral Park Memorial High School’s prom matched a black jacket with a Batman T-shirt, and sported sneakers with red shoe laces and soles that lit up when he walked.

Ethan Demmers, 5, wasn’t inside Jericho’s Milleridge Inn for 5 seconds before teacher Christin Mason scooped him up.

“Are you my prom date tonight?” she kidded.

Ethan walked in with his dad, Floral Park...

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Abuse survivor thankful and happy at Valley Stream Central prom

Darline Jean-Gilles, 18, and her date, Spencer Thomas,

(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Darline Jean-Gilles talks about being taken away from her father due to abuse and neglect, treatment so bad that she lost much of her hearing.

But Jean-Gilles was speaking Friday night as a survivor rather than as a victim. She walked into the Valley Stream Central prom with her date, Spencer Thomas, 22, on her arm, proud of how far she’s come and ready to dance all night long.  

“I...

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