There are some good examples of promposals here even in New Haven. It’s a fad that has gone to almost every part of this country, so it’s no surprise to find it here. In fact, here’s an idea for a promposal from NHHS junior Dakota Schroeder: “I am going to get a teddy bear and write a note that says ‘I'd be beary happy if you went to prom with me!’” She thinks that this promposal is rather girly, but decided that it could be effective, and work well.
Another good example of a promposal is from junior Michael McKernan, who asked Sophomore Alison Long to prom in a manner that was almost ruined. He got a batch of cookies while Alison was downstairs watching The Walking Dead. He wanted her dad to tell him when everything was ready, and when it was time, Michael wrote “PROM????” in icing, along with two cookies labeled “yes” and “no.” The only thing that wasn’t perfect was that Alison’s little sister, Sophie, was there and kept loudly asking questions like “What does Prom mean?” and “Why are you writing on the cookies?” After not being told anything, she got mad and left, thankfully, without ruining the surprise. When Alison saw the message, she said yes.
Senior Molly Munsinger was asked by her boyfriend in a more classic way. “I was heading to his house, talking on the phone with him, and I saw he put lots of Post-It notes on the garage. I told him ‘no’ and hung up on him. When I pulled up, I told him yes. He had Post-Its all over the garage asking “Prom?” on them. His parents’ bedroom was overlooking the garage, so they saw it all and laughed about it.”
Many people look to prom as one of the best times of their lives, so they like to get creative for everything about it. Promposals are one of the earliest signs showing that people are excited for prom, and as the date gets closer, it’ll be on people’s minds more and more. Some people, however, think promposals are overrated, over the top, and just plain silly. It’s a trend that everyone has different feelings about. Senior Willy Schejbal doesn’t personally agree with prom proposals: “It seems to be too much work for nothing,” comments Willy. “And it makes a fool out of yourself.”
While many people have different opinions on prom, it’s still on many students’ minds. Prom is scheduled for New Haven High School on May 2nd, a Saturday.
-by Robbie Cichon