Students Pop the Big Question (About Prom)


Riya Kachroo and Jordan Prassiman

By Mia Rivera and Sofia Wunej

Promposal: an elaborately staged request to be someone’s date to a prom. It is one of the main events every high school girl looks forward to in their senior year. For guys, it’s a whirlwind of emotions ranging from nervous to elated. This year the girls of Wayne Hills asked the boys to Senior Fashion Show so now it’s their turn to return the favor.

Here at Wayne Hills, the senior prom is on June 1st. That means all throughout May proposals will be in action.

So far there have been two promposal stunts. Senior Riya Kachroo didn’t expect to be asked for this year’s prom. She just wanted to have a great time with her friends.

Riya says, “Leading up I didn’t know what was happening so it was definitely fun being surprised. During the actual promposal, I was really excited because it was cute seeing how much effort my date put in and the whole thing was really thoughtful. I’m looking forward to prom!”

After the promposal, Riya appreciated that all her friends worked together to make this moment special for her. She loved the effort they all put in, and couldn’t imagine a better group of girls to share this experience with. Riya said she can’t wait to do the same for her friends very soon.

When we asked her date what he felt leading up to the proposal and what it took to make it happen senior Jordan Prassiman said “It took a lot of courage, but when push came to shove, I did what I had to do,”.

Jordan enlisted Riya’s friends in the making of the poster and helped pick out the small gifts that complimented the theme of the promposal. He truly did have a great time and can’t wait for the special day.

Emily Sawyer, another senior said “I was not expecting my promposal at all, and it was everything I could have asked for and more. From my poster to my favorite Taylor Swift song being played in the background, I could see the effort put in and I was so happy.”

Emily’s date, senior Nick Trbovich credited Emily’s friends, saying, “Trisha (Vyas) and Emily (Nolan) came up with the idea for the poster and I couldn’t have done it without them.” Nick knew it was something he had to do so when the time came he expressed that the nerves were not there.

Promposals are a big deal. The nerves may get to some, but at the end of the day, every part of it is worth it. The pressure for the perfect promposal is not worth the stress, but when it is your turn you will understand. Take in the moment and enjoy this special time of your senior year.

Emily Sawyer and Nick Trbovich