Prom Proposals with Flair
Creative and surprise Prom proposals are becoming a popular new trend.
Brighton High School senior Brian Archer had come up with an amazing idea to ask his girlfriend to prom.
Before playing in a lacrosse game, he wrote "Prom?" on his stomach with a sharpie, under his jersey.
After he won a face off, he simply faced the sidelines and lifted his shirt -- but there was just one little problem. Tess Johnston, his girlfriend, wasn't wearing her glasses.
"I wasn't wearing my glasses so I had to ask someone what it said," Johnston said. "I had to ask if that was Brian. They told me it was, so I flashed a thumbs-up."
"She didn't do anything at first, so I was really nervous," Archer said.
Creative Prom proposals are becoming more popular and bigger every year. From writing on cars to having "cheesy" pizzas delivered with Prom written on them, students are making an effort to impress their would-be dates with public proposals.
Brighton senior Harrison Jones got the school principal, Gavin Johnson to help him with his big proposal.
Johnson pulled Jones' girlfriend, junior Alyssa Resconich, from class to tell her she was in trouble because the school's police liaison found alcohol in her car after a random search of the parking lot.
After being told she was suspended and the police and her parents were on their way, Resconich broke into tears.
"I was so confused," she said. "I just kept saying that's not possible. There's no way that is possible. I just broke down and started sobbing."
Resconich said Johnson handed her a referral - a notice sent to school administrators asking for disciplinary action which details the students' infractions.
"The referral said 'will you go to prom with me' but I was crying so hard I couldn't even read it," Resconich said. "It took me about 15 seconds to even read it and then Harrison walked in with a bouquet of flowers."
"She told me she hated me, but then she said yes," Jones said.
Jones said his original plan was to make his proposal over the school loud speakers, but Johnson said no. Jones also said he didn't know that it was going to be that extreme.
It was also the first time Resconich has been asked to a dance.
"I was expecting something cute like maybe balloons on my car, but of course this happened to me," she said. "Now that I look back, it was funny. It's a memory that I will have forever."
Senior Colin Nash asked his girlfriend Ally Strickland in a very public place - at the high school's Prom Fashion Show.
Strickland was in the fashion show, but Nash couldn't be because of practices and games with the varsity baseball team.
So instead of walking with Strickland, he popped out from behind the curtain while she was on stage, wearing a suit and carrying flowers and a poster that said "Prom?"
Nash said the idea came to him when he was at home, sick in bed.
"I was really embarrassed," Strickland said. "I'm shy in front of crowds. I was also excited. Of course, I loved the big proposal. I got really red in the face. They asked him if I said yes and I was so embarrassed I couldn't say anything, so Colin said 'I'm pretty sure she said yes.'"
Senior Timmy Jurick said he kept coming up with new ideas and ways to ask his date to prom, but then all of his friends kept taking them.
"So I just decided to do them all," he said.
During Brighton's home varsity soccer game against Hartland, Jurick decorated Hartland High School student Kaylee Phillips' car. Then, he gathered several friends to help him spell out "Prom" on their chests, using one letter each.
Jurick got a retro boom box from a friend and held it over his head while playing the song "Sweet Cherry Pie," by the band Warrant right after the game. He then walked up to Phillips with a white rose in his mouth.
She said yes.
"I chose 'Sweet Cherry Pie' just because it was a funny rock song," Jurick said. "It was either that or 'Baby Come Back,' but the other was more upbeat."
There may not be an agreement on who had the best Prom propsal, but all of these young men put a lot of though and effort into these proposals - and it landed them dates to Prom.