Be careful who you ask to the prom!!
Really? ~Rowdy A Pennsylvania teenager who received an in-school suspension a few weeks ago for asking Miss America Nina Davuluri to prom during an assembly had Davuluri come to his aid with a request for leniency. On the Miss America Organization’s website, Davuluri posted on Saturday: “On Thursday, a student invited me to prom and gave me a flower while I was giving a presentation in York, Pennsylvania. I was flattered by the gesture although I am unfortunately unable to attend due to my travel schedule. I later learned of the disciplinary action taken and reached out to the school in hopes that they will reconsider their decision. Meeting and interacting with students across the country has been an important and rewarding part of my year as Miss America. I always encourage students to follow their dreams through education, and I’m inspired daily by the enthusiasm and aspirations of the bright young adults I have the pleasure of meeting through my travels.”
... Central York High School officials said they’d learned beforehand of 18-year-old Patrick Farves’ plans to proposition the latest Miss America and had warned him against it. When he went for it, during a question-and-answer session, they gave him a three-day, in-school suspension. The school’s statement: “It is not our practice to discipline a student for asking someone — even Miss America — to a school dance. However, it is our practice to set expectations for student behavior, to communicate those expectations and rules to students and families and to ensure those rules are followed within our schools.”
... Farves apologized in keeping with that: “I understand that they feel disrespected. It wasn’t my intent… I did kind of overshadow what she was saying. She was saying a really strong message about diversity and most of the kids were focused on what I had just done.”