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Miss America asks school to reconsider suspending student who asked her to prom

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Central York High Student Suspended After Asking Miss America to Prom

Miss America took to social media  Saturday asking Central York School District administrators to reconsider lifting the three-day in-school suspension for a high school senior who asked her to prom.

Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America organization’s Facebook page on Saturday asking school officials to rethink 18-year-old Patrick Farves punishment.

“On Thursday, a student invited me to prom and gave me a flower while I was giving a presentation in York, Pennsylvania,” Davuluri wrote. “I later learned of the disciplinary action taken and reached out to the school in hopes that they will reconsider their decision. Meeting and interacting with students across the country has been an important and rewarding part of my year as Miss America. I always encourage students to follow their dreams through education, and I’m inspired daily by the enthusiasm and aspirations of the bright young adults I have the pleasure of meeting through my travels.”

School administrators had learned about Farves’ “promposal” ahead of Davuluri’s speech and warned him not to do it. Farve was suspended for following through with the stunt.

Davuluri cited that her travel schedule will prevent her from attending prom with Farves.


  • Jim

    Miss America thats a very classy move, the school is wrong i dont care what they warned him he has every right to ask her to the prom and why is it being called a stunt? because the boy had the brass to ask her? The schools need to stop with all the poor behavior they have gotten carried away with them selfs

  • Jim

    Although it is a cute story and tempting to label the young an as a folk hero, when you step back and look at the big picture there is a lot wrong with this. His actions that has caused much damage to his school and fellow students.

    1) He was at the least disrespectful and possibly insolent. Even if the action was not terribly awful, he was being insubordinate by disobeying direct instruction.

    2) Although she is being a sport about it, he was disrespectful to Miss America.

    3) Because of his action his school is now the butt of jokes on a national level. Is this what he wanted? Central is a proud school district. It s not comfortable to see them in this situation. What could a been a moment of pride is now a joke.

    4)The student and school leaders worked hard to arrange this visit. How soon do you think the school will want to try to do something like this again? Too many times great activities are ruined by individuals and the whole school suffers because the simple solution is just not have the activity. It is unlikely Central will have this type of assembly again. What a loss for the younger students in the district. Was it worth it for his moment of self promotion?

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