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Roosevelt senior heads to prom after 'Princess Diaries' makeover

Roosevelt High School senior Roberta Samson, 17, attends

(Credit: Tara Conry)

Roosevelt High School senior Roberta Samson wore a red, fitted lace gown to her prom Thursday night at Mineola’s Jericho Terrace. But if not for the generosity of strangers, she said the expenses of prom would have put her family “in the red” instead.

“My dad said I still would have went, but I know we would have struggled afterward, because we’re not good financially at all,” said Samson,...

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