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Teen Takes His 93-Year-Old Great-Grandma to Prom

Drew Holm has special date with Kathryn Keith

(Newser) - An Indiana teenager who took his 93-year-old great-grandmother to his junior prom says he had a great time, even though her early bedtime cut the date a little short. Drew Holm says his classmates thought it "was pretty cool" that he asked Kathryn Keith to the Crothersville High School...

Cliff-High Prom Invite May Prove Costly

Destiny's suitor faces local, federal charges

(Newser) - Not the destiny he was looking for: A hopeful suitor, still unidentified, is in hot water after painting his prom invite on the Black Cliffs outside Boise, Idaho, reports the Idaho Statesman . The problem is that the giant "DESTINY, PROM?" message could bring graffiti charges punishable by six months...

Straight Teen Asks Gay BFF to Prom in Bighearted Way

Jacob Lescenski's 'promposal' to Anthony Martinez for a prom 'd8' is gr8t

(Newser) - As a member of the student council at Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Anthony Martinez has helped out plenty with planning for the upcoming prom. But what the gay teen really wanted was a date to the dance, Inside Edition reports. Earlier this week he tweeted (all caps...

Gay Student Banned From Wearing Tux to Prom

La. honor student says she's skipping it in protest

(Newser) - At Carroll High School in Monroe, La., the principal says, "Girls wear dresses and boys wear tuxes, and that's the way it is," according to the mother of an openly gay student skipping the prom to protest the dress policy. Honor student Claudetteia Love, 17, tells the...

New Mexico Seniors Vote for Communism Prom

The students have been described as 'academically focused' and 'jokesters'

(Newser) - Eschewing hackneyed Vegas-related themes, seniors at a private high school in Albuquerque are heading right for Moscow with a little Communism-themed love at their prom, to be held at their local aquarium in April. They're calling it "prom-munism," and while Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School's executive director...

Boyfriend Charged 8 Months After Prom Date's Death

Suspect's mom allegedly provided drugs, booze for her son and Jacqueline Gomez

(Newser) - The boyfriend of 17-year-old Jacqueline Gomez, who was found dead in a Houston hotel room the morning after her May 16 prom, has been charged with aggravated assault in connection with her death, KHOU reports. Police say Eddie Herrera, 18, told them that he and Jacqueline drank alcohol together on...

Date: Girl Who Died After Prom Mixed Booze, Pills

Text messages shed light on what may have happened to Jacqueline Gomez

(Newser) - Jacqueline Gomez was already acting "different" shortly before she left Aldine ISD's prom Friday night, says close friend Justice Gonzalez. "She was stuttering, not talking clear. Her eyes were low, like she was dizzy." The next morning, her date found the 17-year-old dead in their Houston...

Girl Found Dead on Morning After Prom

Jacqueline Gomez had partied all night with her date, witnesses say

(Newser) - A teenage girl celebrated her prom night by partying in a hotel room with her date, and ended up dead the next morning—possibly from a mix of alcohol and prescription painkillers, KHOU reports. Jacqueline Gomez, 17, was excited about her MacArthur High School prom in Houston, showing her dress...

Teen Arrested in Stolen Tux —at Prom

18-year-old faces felony charges

(Newser) - When a $600 tuxedo was stolen off a mannequin Friday night at a bridal shop in Prescott Valley, Ariz., police knew just where to look: They called around to local schools and discovered that one of them had its prom scheduled for the weekend. The store owner, whose front window...

Teen Takes Great-Grandma to First Prom

Ohio high school senior's 'date' is 89

(Newser) - It's one of the more unusual prom dates of the season, and one of the sweetest, too. A high school senior in Rockford, Ohio, took his 89-year-old great-grandmother—who never got to go to a prom of her own—to his big dance, reports the Times Bulletin . At first,...

Friends Vote Slain Student Prom Queen

They hold ceremony at the beach

(Newser) - Maren Sanchez was allegedly killed for refusing to go to prom with her attacker —but her friends ensured that the slain Connecticut 16-year-old was still a part of the dance. Though Friday's prom was postponed, her friends wore tuxes and dresses to the beach, where they brought Maren'...

Miss America: Don't Suspend Guy Who Asked Me to Prom

She says she's flattered but she can't make it

(Newser) - Miss America won't be going to the prom with the Pennsylvania high school student who asked her to be his date—but she wants the school to reconsider its decision to suspend him for asking . "I was flattered by the gesture although I am unfortunately unable to attend...

School Suspends Teen for Asking Miss America to Prom

Nina Davuluri spoke at his high school

(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...

KFC Unveils 'Drumstick Corsage' ... for Real

But only 100 of the classy items are available

(Newser) - What's more romantic than the smell of ... a fried chicken drumstick? Not much, KFC hopes: The chicken-chain king has teamed up with a Louisville, Ky., florist to offer a corsage for prom dates that comes with a fried drumstick, CNBC reports. Actually it's a bit DIY: The corsage...

Condom, Booze Basket Gets Teacher Fired

She denies giving students naughty prom gift

(Newser) - Dear high school students: If your teacher rents a penthouse suite for you, and buys you a gift basket that happens to include booze and condoms, posting about it on social media is a very bad way to thank her. The Miami-Dade school board yesterday voted to fire a dance...

Georgia Teens Look to Dump Segregated Proms

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Georgia Teens Look to Dump Segregated Proms

Embarrassed students organize integrated dance

(Newser) - We're now well into 2013—but don't tell that to the citizens of Rochelle, Ga., who prefer to party like it's 1949 at racially segregated proms and homecoming dances. Four students at Wilcox County High School are now attempting to fight back against their town's "...

Teacher Who Backed Gay-Free Prom Under Fire

Diana Medley doesn't actually work for Sullivan High

(Newser) - One Indiana town's quest to hold a competing "traditional" prom—that would be one in which gay students aren't permitted to attend —is spelling trouble for Diana Medley, a teacher who, crazily enough, doesn't even work for the school. Medley, you'll recall, is the...

Ind. Town Wants 'Traditional' Prom—Sans Gays

But not everybody in the town of Sullivan is on board

(Newser) - An Indiana town is abuzz over a plan to hold a competing prom with a "traditional" theme—ie, one in which gay students are banned. As NBC 2 reports, a group of Sullivan High School students and parents, as well as at least one teacher, are pushing their idea...

Prom Dress Made From ... Starburst Wrappers

Diane McNease estimates it took 5 months, 18K wrappers

(Newser) - A northern Michigan teen put together one sweet prom dress, thanks to the help of classmates who collected thousands of Starburst wrappers for her. Diane McNease tells WLUC-TV that she came up with the idea of making her prom dress out of candy wrappers when she saw a friend folding...

Confederate Dress Gets Teen Bounced From Prom

Design 'inappropriate,' Tennessee girl told

(Newser) - A Tennessee teenager found herself barred from her high school prom after she turned up sporting the stars and bars. School officials told 18-year-old Texanna Edwards that her Confederate flag battle dress was "inappropriate and offensive," she tells the Jackson Sun . "We kept asking people walking inside—...

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