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Prom season means promposals

A look at students' different ways of finding dates for prom, which will be held Saturday, May 4

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Prom season means promposals

While reciting his poem, senior Steven Colling asks Lydia McDaneld to go to prom with him at the annual Mr. Mill Valley event held on Wednesday, March 20.

While reciting his poem, senior Steven Colling asks Lydia McDaneld to go to prom with him at the annual Mr. Mill Valley event held on Wednesday, March 20.

By Anika Roy

While reciting his poem, senior Steven Colling asks Lydia McDaneld to go to prom with him at the annual Mr. Mill Valley event held on Wednesday, March 20.

By Anika Roy

By Anika Roy

While reciting his poem, senior Steven Colling asks Lydia McDaneld to go to prom with him at the annual Mr. Mill Valley event held on Wednesday, March 20.

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

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Senior Steven Colling

JagWire Staffer: How did you ask Lydia to prom?

Steven Colling: “I asked her by a poem on stage at Mr Mill Valley.”

JW: Why did you choose to ask Lydia to prom at Mr. Mill Valley?

SC: “I chose to ask her at Mr. Mill Valley because I wanted the last promposal to be a special one, I didn’t want to just make a poster.”

JW: What was the thought process/planning process that went into you asking Lydia to prom at Mr. Mill Valley?

SC: “When I was told that we had to read a poem for Mr Mill Valley I instantly thought about the promposal so I started trying to think of some things to write.”

JW: Were you nervous before Mr. Mill Valley?

SC: “I wasn’t really nervous before mr mill valley because usually I’m comfortable to perform in front of people but I did get nervous for the poem just because I don’t like reading in front of people.”

JW: How long did it take you to come up with the poem?

SC: “It took me about a day or so to think of the poem and Annie Bogart helped me make it as well.”

JW: Why did you decide to go for the poem rather than ask her in the common way of using a poster?

SC: “I wanted to do something other than a poster to ask her just because it was the last prom and it’s funny because I was talking to her about it and I said I wanted to do something special.”

JW: How did you write your poem?

SC: “I kinda just put in a description of her and how she makes me feel.”

JW: Where did you inspiration come from to write the poem?

SC: “When I heard that we had to do a poem for Mr Mill Valley I just thought it would be a cool way to ask her because it was out of the ordinary.”

Senior Lydia McDaneld

JW: What was your reaction to being asked to prom through a poem?

Lydia McDaneld: “I had no idea that the poem he was reading was to ask me to prom I was just listening and smiling until he actually said it.”

JW: How did it make you feel when Steven read the poem to you?

LM: “I thought it was so cute that he took the time to write the poem.”

JW: How did you feel being asked to prom in front of an audience?

LM: “I just kept smiling it made me happy seeing him up on the stage. I just wasn’t expecting him to ask then so I’m sure my face turned all red but I thought it was funny.”

JW: Were you surprised that Steven asked you to prom at Mr. Mill Valley?

LM: “Yes I was really surprised. We had talked about prom beforehand but I didn’t expect that.”

JW: What made you say yes to Steven?

LM: “I had to say yes in front of all of those people. But I wouldn’t want to go to prom with anyone else.”

JW: Were you happy with the way Steven asked you to prom?Why?

LM: “Yes I’m happy with it.”


Senior Nathan Greenfield

JW: Why did you choose to ask the person you asked?

Nathan Greenfield: “I chose to ask Anna because we are dating and we both thought that prom would be a fun experience!”

JW: Are you and your date to prom dating?

NG: “Yes, we are dating!”

JW: What was the process of asking your date to prom?

By Jonathan Atchley
After prom-posing to junior Anna Ricker, junior Nathan Greenfield holds flowers and a handmade sign.

NG: “The process started with first browsing the web and talking with friends for inspiration and choosing a theme. After I chose the theme, I came up with a pun that I thought was fun and lighthearted that related to the theme. Then I enlisted some help of friends and my mother to help me create the poster through little paper cutouts that could be stickied down to the poster board. Finally, I went to Price Chopper and picked up some flowers!”

JW: How long did it take you to choose who you wanted to ask to prom?

NG: “It took no time at all to decide who I wanted to go with because Anna and I had already started dating when I started to seriously think about prom.”

JW: Why did to ask your date to prom in the manner you did?

NG: “I asked in the way that I did because I wanted to do something not too over the top, but I also wanted to make it fun and sweet!”

JW: Did your date know beforehand that you were asking him/her to prom?

NG: “My date did know beforehand. We had discussed on multiple occasions beforehand our prom plans.”

JW: How much time did you spend on making the poster or coming up with another idea for asking your date to prom?

NG: “I spent an hour looking for ideas and 2 hours on preparing the poster itself.”

JW: How long did it take you for planning, buying and making?

NG: “I spent an hour looking for ideas and 2 hours on preparing the poster itself. It also took about another hour coordinating times and finding the ideal time and day to ask.”


Junior Bri Laluk

JW: Why did you choose to ask the person you asked?

Bri Laluk: “I asked Jackson Penny because we are dating.”

JW: Are you and your date to prom dating?

BL: “Jackson and I have been dating for about 2 and a half months.”

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Holding a sign with his prom date junior Bri Laluk, sophomore Jackson Penny poses for a photo.

JW: What was the process of asking your date to prom?

BL: “I had to come up with an idea that had to do with something we both enjoy so I choose a bowling theme promposal.”

JW: How long did it take you to choose who you wanted to ask to prom?

BL: “It didn’t take long to choose who I was going to ask, I knew I was going to ask Jackson when we decided not to go to woco but instead wait for prom.

JW: Why did to ask your date to prom in the manner you did?

BL: “I asked him with a bowling themed poster because we both are on the bowling team and we bonded over bowling when we first met.”

JW: Did your date know beforehand that you were asking him to prom?

BL: “Yes Jackson and I had been talking about prom for a while and I had already bought my dress.

JW: How much time did you spend on making the poster or coming up with another idea for asking your date to prom?

BL: “I spent around an hour making the sign and it took me a day to decorate a bowling pin to look like it was wearing a suit because I had to let the paint dry.

JW: How long did it take you for planning, buying and making?

BL: “I had to go to two different bowling alleys to find a bowling pin to decorate but most the materials I just got at Walmart.”


Junior Abby Lee

JW: Why did you choose to ask the person you asked?

Abby Lee: “I chose my date, because I know prom is a really fun time for everybody and I wanted to pick a date that would that would have just as much fun as me. So, when I picked Michael I knew that we would have a good time, in spite of some the hiccups we might encounter along the way.”

JW: Are you and your date to prom dating?

AL: “I am dating Michael.”

JW: What was the process of asking your date to prom?

AL: “The process was really just me showing up to his house to ask him with the poster and everything else. However, because both of us are so involved, I had a hard time figuring out a good time to do it with our busy schedules.”

JW: How long did it take you to choose who you wanted to ask to prom?

By Submitted by Abby Lee
After accepting junior Abby Lee’s promposal, sophomore Michael Brown poses for a photo.

BL: “I wouldn’t say it took a long time to choose who I wanted to take, because we are dating and it is usually implied in a relationship that they are your date for dances.”

JW: Why did to ask your date to prom in the manner you did?

BL: “Well the joke on the poster is an inside joke between us, and I brought him spaghetti because the joke has to with the Flying Spaghetti Monster. I used a poster because it was easy and not super elaborate, which I wouldn’t have had time for because I’m a busy high school student.”

JW: Did your date know beforehand that you were asking him/her to prom?

BL: “Yes, Michael knew I was asking him, because when you’re dating someone, it is usually implied in the relationship that you take one another to dances and such.”

JW: How much time did you spend on making the poster or coming up with another idea for asking your date to prom?

BL: “The idea I used for the poster took me a little bit longer than the rest of the preparation because I wanted to make sure the joke made sense and that he would get it.”

JW: How long did it take you for planning, buying and making?

BL: “Overall the preparation time for me didn’t take that long at all. I already had all of my supplies for the poster, I would say the thing that took me the longest was making the spaghetti.”

 

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