“They have done just an incredible job. I feel so incredibly fortunate to have help from Leadership Norman. The Norman community as a whole has been really supportive of Bridges, but this group has gone above and beyond. They even came out one evening to set up an apartment. They’ve been around some of my students and they have a huge heart for the kids who are overcoming obstacles to go to school,” Krittenbrink said. “I was happy that Leadership Norman came to tour Bridges and people on the committee chose Bridges. They were not assigned. That makes me very humble.”
For Hartley, the fundraiser is more about being nominated to the prom court, she’s also Board President of Bridges and has been on the board for about four years. Hartley also is the leadership development co-chair for the Norman Chamber.
“It isn’t really about me winning prom queen, it’s obviously about raising money for our students. If we can do that and have fun, it’s worth it,” Hartley said.
To further her quest for prom queen, Hartley has gone so far as placing a photo of herself and her former high school prom date on Facebook. She’s also sent out emails to friends urging them to vote.
Davenport has taken a similar approach with Facebook and emails while campaigning for Prom 2.0 king.
“I’m trying to have fun and do it for a good cause,” Davenport said. “Bridges is a good cause. Every kid has a dream and I think it is our opportunity as citizens of this community that every young adult has an opportunity to succeed in life and Bridge allows that.”
While Chappel was slipping in votes, he planned to invoke the sympathy card this week by sending emails to friends asking for donations. Chappel said that he had no problem volunteering to be the prom’s class rebel since he has seen first-hand the positive impact that Bridges can have on students.