Lassiter students treated to ‘Random Act of Kindness’
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Features Editor
March 27, 2013 12:00 AM | 3169 views | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
11 Alive News recently visited the Lassiter High School prom as part of their “Random Act of Kindness” segment. LHS students Donnie Gooding and Jessica Wilson, who have cerebral palsy and use wheelchairs, attended prom.

Jessica and Donnie rode to the prom in a wheelchair van graciously donated by AMS Vans. They enjoyed a complimentary dinner for two donated by Aspens Restaurant. The “Random Act of Kindness” continued throughout the evening as fellow LHS students welcomed the couple with an inspiring round of applause. The kindheartedness carried over when prom queen and king, Emma Kate Protis and James Rowe invited the special couple to be part of the prom court.

Emma Kate and James are well-known in the LHS community for their own random acts of kindness. Emma Kate is actively involved in missionary work that she plans to continue after high school. She recently spearheaded the nationwide “Stand for Freedom” event, a national movement among colleges and high schools to protest all forms of slavery, at LHS. Emma Kate also oversees the “Below My Feet” campaign and has already collected over 1000 pairs of shoes to take to Costa Rica for underprivileged children. She is a member of Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, English Honor Society and Fellow Christian Athletes. She was voted by her peers as “Best to Take Home to Mom and Dad.”

Rowe is also an exceptional role model and full of positive energy. A true leader at LHS, he is a frontrunner for valedictorian. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Renaissance, Science Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Math Team and Academic Team. James also participates in football and Track and Field. James’ peers voted him as “Most Likely to be a Millionaire.”

LHS students are commended for keeping the Trojan Spirit alive on this special evening. Special recognition goes to Jasmine Nye and Sharlet Keilman for planning the prom and Special Education teachers Jane Martin and Sue Thomas.


Romance was in the air at the Marietta home of Carolyn and Doug Chaffins when they recently hosted a Valentines dinner for their supper club. Carriage House catered the meal that included mini crab cakes and stuffed mushrooms for appetizer, pear salad with vinaigrette, a stuffed ravioli with caper sauce for a pasta course, beef tenderloin and quail with a plum sauce for entrée. The dessert was crème brulee and berries. Carolyn provided beautiful satin-covered heart shaped candy boxes by Godiva as favors.

Those who were wined and dined included Dianne and Bill Cooper, Joyce and Dr. Bob Mulliniks, Darlene and Terry Pendley, and Linda and Dr. Felton Hagood.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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Don Gooding (Dad)
March 27, 2013
Emma Kate and James, you rock! We want to thank you with all our hearts for making Prom so special for our kids. AMS vans and Aspens steak house, your the best as well. Variations Beauty Salon also done Jessica's and the 2 Mothers hair and make up. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
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