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Students Capture ‘Spirit of Prom’ Through Promposals


Prom season is here and the most extravagant “promposals” have come along with it. Ranging from candles on a driveway to rollercoaster surprises, students have gone out of their way to make their promposals memorable. However, no matter how elaborate the promposal is, each one is special in their own way.

“If someone who cares about you asks you to prom, that is more important than the extravagance,” Seema Iyengar ‘16 said. “That’s what the spirit of prom is all about.”

Despite this, some have made it a priority to make their promposal unique.

Alex Wang ‘16 asked Smrithi Mahadevan ‘16 to prom by covering her car with hundreds of neon sticky notes. The front of the car had a neon pink heart surrounded by many more sticky notes. Arrows led to the back window which had the word ‘PROM’. Her reaction was a mix of shock and flatter.

“This dum literally covered every possible surface of my car with sticky notes, so much that I could barely open the door to my car,” Mahadevan ‘16 said. “But it was super sweet, and it made me feel really great inside that he went to such lengths just to prompose to me.”

Other promposals included a “bright” surprise. Colin Markes ‘15 asked Annie Leggett ‘17 to prom by pasting glow in the dark stars on her ceiling.

“When I turned off my lights and got into bed I saw on my wall the glow in the dark stars that you stick on your ceiling and it spelled out ‘Prom?’,” Leggett ‘17 said. “It was not expected at all. I thought I was just going to bed that night but really there was something else in store for me!”

Much planning goes into this process and it is a relief for all once it ends well. This was true for Eric Chen ‘16 when he asked Melanie Klock ‘16 by creating a “yes” and “no” parking space on her driveway lined with candles that spelled out “PROM”.

“I was happy because I didn’t encounter any serious problems, and there were no issues with the promposal!” Chen ‘16 said.

No matter the size or extravagance of the promposal each is special and sweet. April 11 will be a night to remember for students.

“I’m really looking forward to getting ready with all of my friends for prom, which is always the best part of any dance, as well as just hanging out with all of them,” Mahadevan ‘16 said.

Though each promposal was different, they carried the same message.

“Prom is just about having a lot of fun for one night, and spending time with someone I care about,” Wang ‘16 said.

Contributions by Khira Patel

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Ishani Pandya, Heritage Editor in Chief
Hey! I’m Ishani and I’m an associate editor for the Westwood High School yearbook. I’ve been on Westwood Student Press for 2 years now and love it! When I’m not in the newsroom, I’m either dancing or at a Longhorn football game. And if you ever want to bribe me, buy me sweet potato fries from Kerbey Lane or give me some chocolate. Also don’t ever give me cantaloupe because I hate it and then I will hate you.

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