CLEVELAND - Chardon High School students arrived at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Saturday night for their prom after winning a local radio contest.
Local radio station 96.5 KISS FM announced that the music group 'Cobra Starship' will DJ and perform a few of their biggest hits at the Chardon High School prom as part of the 2012 Rock Your Prom contest.
The contest began with a nomination process on air and online, where listeners could vote for a local high school to win an ultimate prom package. Students from schools across the area campaigned on behalf of Chardon High School, which suffered extreme tragedy when a school shooting killed three students and injured many others on February 27. Students from local schools created Facebook pages dedicated to ensuring a victory for Chardon High School, which received more than 50,000 votes.
KISS FM, Rock The House Entertainment Group and American Commodore Tuxedo, collaborated on the 2012 Rock Your Prom grand prize package which includes the Rock Hall venue, KISS FM Club DJs, concert style lighting, video screens, digital effects and the live appearance by the music group 'Cobra Starship.'
When 'Cobra Starship' heard that Chardon High School had won the promotion they contacted KISS FM and volunteered to DJ and perform a few of their biggest hits. Atlantic Records' Cobra Starship is known for their hit songs, "You Make Me Feel" and "Good Girls Go Bad," which have climbed to the top 10 on the Billboard Charts.
"We wanted to show our support for the community and create a once-in-a-lifetime event for Chardon High School," said Bo Matthews, Program Director, 96.5 KISS FM. "We strive to support our local listeners especially during times of need and once Chardon High School won the contest, we knew we had to make this prom even more memorable for the students."
"Rock the House is humbled to support the Chardon High School community during their healing process," said Matt Radicelli, Owner of Rock The House Entertainment Group. "We want to make sure this is the most historic prom on record in Cleveland and we promise to deliver a top-notch event with our partners at 96.5 KISS FM."
"Chardon High School graciously accepts this wonderful prize that will bring great joy and something positive to look forward to this year. Thank you to KISS FM, Rock the House and American Commodore Tuxedo for making this fantasy prom a reality for our students," said Holly Mihalek, Chardon High English Teacher and Prom Advisor. "It will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Also, thank you to everyone who voted, especially the students from other schools across the area, your continued support for our community is appreciated."
"As a part of the Northeast Ohio community, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is proud to show our support for the local community and do what is right for the Chardon students," said Todd Mesek, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Students arrived at 7 p.m. Saturday and danced the night away until 11:30 p.m.
To view more photos and videos of the prom, visit the Rock the House Cleveland DJ's website here: http://igotrocked.tumblr.com/
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