Prom proposals: it’s not just asking

By Jordan Machado

Senior Zach Plank spelled out a message in candles to ask senior Sarah Giuffrida to prom.

Senior Zach Plank spelled out a message in candles to ask senior Sarah Giuffrida to prom.

Being asked to prom may be the best thing that could happen to a high school student. People ask their dates in many different ways, some very creatively such as at a school event with lots of people and some in the simplest forms through text. Either way, high schoolers look forward to prom and plan early.

“Prom is the best thing high school has to offer and being asked in a simple way just shows that to some people it’s just a dance,” said senior Amber Casey. “To me, it’s more than just a dance. It’s a great time to spend with a special person and friends and some people only do it once.”

Many Penn Manor students have been asked to prom in creative ways.

Senior Sarah Giuffrida was asked to prom by her boyfriend, senior Zach Plank, on March 19. Plank used lit candles to spell out a message to Giuffrida.

Senior Natalie Pavlovec used this art board to ask her boyfriend to prom.

Senior Natalie Pavlovec used this art board to ask her boyfriend to prom.

“I wasn’t expecting him to ask me this day. I was sitting outside with my friend senior Alex Kresh waiting for Zach to come over,” said Giuffrida. “Zach kept telling me he needed me to go inside because he forgot something in my room. It started to annoy me so then I finally went in, walked up to my room and my floor spelled out (Prom).”

Senior Natalie Pavlovec recently asked her boyfriend Donald Bender, a junior at Lancaster Mennonite, to prom using an art board disguised as homework.

“I pretended to go to the bathroom but went to his room and put the board on his bed,” said Pavlovec. “He looked at the board and thought it was amazing.” Pavlovec added a piece to the back of the board that said lift. When Bender followed the directions, there was a message asking him to prom.

Senior Dave Glick has used sticky notes to tease senior Emily Adams about parking incorrectly before. The same method was ideal to ask Adams to prom.

Senior Andrew Glick has used sticky notes to tease senior Emily Adams about parking incorrectly before. The same method was ideal to ask Adams to prom.

Pavlovec said she was nervous he was not going to say yes. “I was wrong” she said. “He looked at me and smiled saying yes”.

Senior Andrew Glick’s method of asking his friend, senior Emily Adams, to prom ensured she would say has.

“I was on my way out to my car to leave school and saw all these sticky notes on my car. Every single note said (Prom?)” said Adams.

Emily was not expecting this to happen but said she wanted to be asked in a different way besides a text or asking verbally.

“He asked in this way because when I didn’t park correctly he would leave a sticky note on my car telling me about it” said Adams.