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'No Labels Please'- Launched May 1, 2012 - Full multimedia experience: audio, stills, text and or video: Go to http://www.zReportage.com to see more - Meggy and Alanna are both seniors at Milton High School. They're both in the special education class because of intellectual challenges that eventually become apparent, but that doesn't stop them from having the same dreams and goals as their fellow students in the regular classrooms. A rite of passage for generations of American teenagers for nearly a century, the high school prom is usually the first formal event in the lives of young people. For many teenagers, the prom is the most stressful event of their lives. It intensifies peer pressure over issues of inclusion and exclusion.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - ALANNA CHRISTIAN holds her prom tickets. Alanna is a special education student, but doesn't let that stop her from going to the high School prom.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - MESHIEL CHRISTIAN spritzes hair spray on ALANNA'S style before she gets dressed for the prom.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - MEGGY KAY and best friend ALANNA CHRISTIAN compare gowns before they get dressed for the prom that evening.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - MEGGY KAY tries to be patient as her mom MINDY blends her makeup before the prom. Meggy applied her own lipstick.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - The girls' schoolmates and neighbors came by to see MEGGY KAY and ALANNA CHRISTIAN off to the prom.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - ELIJAH WALKER and JIMMY RICE wait outside Alanna's home, corsages in hand, to take their dates to the prom.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - Embarrassed by all the fuss about the prom, JIMMY RICE hugs his mom CINDY as she looks at a picture she just made.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - ELIJAH WALKER gets a final fix from his dad, TERRY, as he and JIMMY RICE wait outside Alanna's home, corsages in hand, to take their dates to the prom.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - ELIJAH WALKER and JIMMY RICE give their dates corsages as they get ready to go to the prom.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - At dinner before the prom, MEGGY KAY and JIMMY RICE share jokes.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - At the prom, ALANNA CHRISTIAN and ELIJAH WALKER enjoy the music and glamour.
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March 24, 2012 - Milton, Georgia, U.S. - JIMMY RICE and MEGGY KAY enjoy the music away from the teachers and parents.
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Robin Rayne

ROBIN RAYNE is an Atlanta based, internationally published magazine and newspaper photojournalist and documentary film producer, specializing in developmental disability issues, human rights and social justice concerns. Spanning a 35 year national magazine career, his work has appeared in Newsweek, Time, Business Week, Forbes, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, NBC News, DOUBLEtruck Magazine, Paris Match, zReportage.com and Der Spiegel, among dozens more. Robin's stories and projects have been syndicated globally by ZUMA Press since the agency's beginning in 1993. Robin and his wife Kyla live in Canton, Georgia with their trusty dog Seamus a Wheaten terrier.:419



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