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Promposals: an emerging trend among high school students

By: Teresa Sousa
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Promposals: an emerging trend among high school students

By: Teresa Sousa
Screen shot 2014-04-21 at 11.57.42 AM My niece is an avid soccer player. Last year, her date decided to ask her to prom on one of her favourite places - the soccer field. A few of his friends stood behind him with a sign that spelled out PROM? He placed two soccer balls directly in front of him. One said YES and the other NO. Walking out of the school, she was both shocked and surprised by his promposal. She happily accepted by kicking the YES ball in his direction. My niece's story isn't uncommon. She's a part of a national trend as more and more teens - male and female - pull out all the stops in the hopes of securing a prom date. Gone are the days of leaning against your prospective date's locker, nervously looking down at your shoes and saying "Hey, you wouldn't want to go to prom with me, would you?" Many school officials think promposals are cute and don't mind the minor distractions they cause, saying that it encourages them to be creative and think outside the box. And isn't that what teachers are trying to get them to do anyway? Other highschools however, like the one my daughter attends - and Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA - have banned promposals from taking place during school hours and on school grounds. School officials believe that students attempting to outdo one another with elaborate promposals causes disruptions during the school day. For that reason, promposals that are public and attention-getting in nature have been banned. Prom is a highly anticipated event. It signifies the end of an era in these teens lives. For some, it marks the end of their school days and the beginning of the rest of their lives. As I see it, a promposal is an emotionally charged and exciting lead into all of that. What do you think of this emerging trend - yay or nay to promposals?
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