PROMposals hit PHS
By Claire Newberg
Prom is coming up and more and more people are getting PROMposed.
What is a promposal? It is a fun way students ask someone to prom.
People either ask with candy, signs, or sometimes funny inside jokes. The bar has been raised in the last couple of years, some of the promposals are thought out with days and days of preparation.
Junior Meghan Burnard asked freshmen Campbell Fisher to prom in a proposal displayed on the giant scoreboard at a Toledo Walleye game.
Amy Farrar, English teacher, saw a senior who asked another senior to prom at a track meet.
“When she crossed the finish line in the relay race he had his own baton and basically was trying to hand it to her,” she said. “On the baton it said ‘Prom?’”
Freshman Kylee Breitigam saw a promposal in the middle of the senior hallway. There were sticky notes across the whole wall.
“It was so big and it just said Prom?” she said.
Some advice to last-minute promposalers, or people who want to ask next year, is to think out your promposal. Think of something your date likes. Be creative, get candy, and make a sign if you can.
Senior Scott Freeman had some issues with his promposal at Nagoya.
He had a cake ready to be brought out at the end of dinner but the chef didn’t speak English very well. The chef asked if anything special was happening, but the cake was supposed to be a surprise.
“It gave it away right before we started eating dinner,” he said. “She knew the whole time, but she liked it.”
Here were some of the promposals sent into the eSomethin Twitter page.
Junior Sierra McDowell was a little confused at first when her boyfriend asked with a Dexter, Showtime series, reference.
“I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t really understand it at first,” she said, “but once he explained it to me it made sense.”
Bedford senior Brennan Long says “I spent two weeks trying to figure out the best way to ask my best friend to prom.”
He asked a PHS senior to his prom with a One direction reference saying “Zayn [Malik] may have left One Direction, but I won’t leave you… Prom?”