By Kyle Marsh
Although prom is still two months away, boys began to ask their dates far in advance – and in extremely creative, cute ways.
Every year students attempt to find interesting ways to ask their special someone to the prom, but this year, students are creating elaborate, even time-consuming plans to ask others to prom.
Junior Casey Weld was of the first to ask his desired date to the dance. In order to ask senior Olivia Colpoys, he had to involve the school administration.
According to Colpoys, she was in AP Government when she was called down to the main office.
“Mrs. Lumsden was there and quietly said to me that I needed to go to the auditorium to see Mr. Lee. I was really confused. Then I walked in and the first thing I saw on the projector was ‘Will you go to prom with me?’ and I saw Casey with flowers and gave him a big hug,” she said.
In order to ask his senior girlfriend Rachel Jones, senior Alex Ray created a scheme that also involved advanced planning.
According to Jones, she was on her way home from the gym when she started to see eight different signs on Route 133. The first said “Rachel Jones,” the next, “will,” until the signs put together said, “Rachel Jones will you go to prom with me?”
“I held the last sign in her driveway with a rose. She was so excited and very, very happy,” Ray said.
Senior Alex Porter asked his girlfriend, junior Caroline Bernier, in an equally creative way.
According to Bernier, Porter asked her to go to Friendly’s for dinner. In the fence on the bridge over Route 128, Porter placed red plastic cups that spelled out “Prom?”
“The bar was set really high after Casey asked Olivia. I think that pushed Alex to get creative, and he did really well; I loved it,” Bernier said.