For 17-year-old Priscilla Samey, not having a date to her senior prom wasn’t a heartbreaking event: Instead of being upset that none of her classmates asked her to prom, Samey took her Harvard University acceptance letter to the dance.
“Couldn’t find a man to accept me for prom so I took a college that did #Harvard2021 #prom2k17,” Samey tweeted on Saturday.
The tweet received a flood of attention on Twitter, with people praising the teen for accomplishment and for keeping the hype over prom in perspective. Read more (5/1/17)
Oh wow it’s prom season again so I thought I’d list a few reminders:
• You can take a disabled person to prom without calling the news
• You can nominate a disabled person as prom king/queen/etc without calling the news
• You can give them a wonderful night by just treating them with respect and having a good time.
• If you’re asking a disabled person to prom, please remember it’s not about you. Do not ask them for “self glory” or “brownie” points.
• Remember to ask them if you genuinely like them as a person and wish to spend prom having fun with them.
Alan Belmont, 17, of North Central High School in Indiana made school history when he was announced as prom king, WTHR reports.
“They announced my name, and the crowd cheered so loud and it warmed my heart so much,” Belmont told WTHR. “The whole night was full of people cheering me on so seeing that they voted for something so big was incredible.”
Belmont celebrated the night with his girlfriend, Anastacia Cohen. The high school junior came out one year ago during his sophomore year.
Video online of Belmont’s coronation shows the audience greeting the new prom king with cheers and screams. Read more (4/25/17)