School Suspends Teen for Asking Miss America to Prom
Nina Davuluri spoke at his high school
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2014 8:35 AM CDT
Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri in a file photo.   (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

(Newser) – A high school senior's stunt to land a prom date has earned him three days' suspension instead, reports AP. That's because the would-be date just happened to be Miss America Nina Davuluri, who spoke at Pennsylvania's Central York High School. In a question-and-answer session that followed her speech, Patrick Farves popped the big question, then walked to the stage and handed Davuluri a plastic rose, reports the York Daily Record. She took it good spirits, but school administrators weren't as happy.

It's not that they're spoilsports, they explained in a statement after being portrayed as such in media reports. The suspension came because a school administrator had gotten wind of Farves' plan beforehand, deemed it inappropriate, and told him not to do it. He chose to disobey, because at that point, pretty much the whole school was expecting it. "I didn't intend to disrespect the administration," he says, but "I can see how it was seen as a slap in the face." The good news is that he can still go to prom, and he points out to the York Dispatch that Davuluri never actually said no. "For the sake of my ego, I'm going to say no, I never got a direct answer."

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Apr 20, 2014 1:30 PM CDT
kid knew beforhand no date, miss davuliri takes flower says no a quick kiss everyone got 15min end of story! but noooooooooo see what pc and a slo nuz day can do? fubar
Apr 20, 2014 1:26 AM CDT
So again, Newser. Headline says one thing. First sentence of the article contradicts it. Who didn't see that coming?
Apr 19, 2014 4:52 PM CDT
As Virgil is almost certain to have said (though history would not likely dare to record it) "Coitus seculum si no potest jocum tolerare."