Eagle Eye Promposal Contest: Hitting Prom on a High Note

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Jack and Emily with their promposal outside of the cafeteria.

Senior Jack Lehner wanted to make his friend junior Emily Detwiler happy after a tough situation, and the best way to do so was ask her to prom. Since he only has lunch with her, Jack decided to ask her during lunch.

By using her passion and hobby of music, Jack decided to incorporate it into the promposal. By using any spare time he had during class, he used musical symbols and puns to make the promposal. He made a poster saying “Woman, I hope I’m not in treble for asking so late, but it seems only natural we go together. I know these puns aren’t too sharp so I’ll ask flat out, Prom?”


Promposer: Jack Lehner

Eagle Eye: Describe in detail how you asked them.

JL: “I wanted to cheer up my friend Emily, who had gone through a bad situation, breaking up with her boyfriend. So over the next few days in my spare moments at school, I made a poster that asked her to go to prom with me. When it was done, my friend Skyler gave Emily a phony reason to come to where I had the poster, ready to hold up and show her. She was amazed and very surprised, but she recovered from her shock and said yes.”

EE: Why did you choose this person to ask?

JL: “I knew her only from the cafeteria, but I knew what happened to her, and I wanted to make her feel better, I also thought it would be fun to go to prom with her, that we would have a good time.”

EE: Where did you get the inspiration for the idea?

JL: “I knew that Emily liked music, so I made a poster with musical notes decorating the words that asked her to go with me.”

EE: What relationship do you have with this person?

JL: “Casual friendship in school. We don’t really have classes together since she is a junior.”


Promposee: Emily Detwiler

Eagle Eye: Give your side of the story. Why do you think they asked you?

ED: “I wasn’t expecting it at all. I have no idea why he asked me, but I am so thankful that he did.”

EE: Describe in detail how you were asked and how you felt.

ED: “He asked me with a poster during lunch. It was an amazing experience and I am excited to go to prom with him. ”

EE: Did you have any suspicions that you were going to be asked by them?

ED: “Some of my friends were hinting at it, but I didn’t think that anyone would want to ask me to prom.”

EE: Why should you win the contest?

ED: “This was such an amazing surprise. I was going through a rough time and this was an amazing way to cheer me up. Jack is such a sweetheart and the promposal meant so much to me.”

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