Skip to comments.High School Boys Hold 'Draft' to Pick Prom Dates
Posted on 05/10/2014 7:27:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
In a world where asking a date to prom has become more romantic than asking for a partners hand in marriage, one group of high school boys has gone the opposite direction.
For years, junior and senior boys at Corona del Mar High School have selected their dates for the formal dance through an NFL-style Prom Draft. The schools principal is now condemning the tradition, saying it has the potential to objectify or judge those involved.
Though the draft is not affiliated with the school and secret for the most part, some of the draft results were broadcast on Twitter, with pictures of sport-coated teens making their selections. One tweet posted by the senior class Twitter account joked the day before Thursdays draft that Many drafters on the prowl tomorrow for #freeagents so dress nice ladies.
A rule book sent out in a tweet notes that sophomores can be drafted, and some pictures show girls names printed on the back of jerseys. The Twitter account has since been deactivated, but several students continued to chatter about it on Twitter in the days following the draft.
Sophomore Jessie Harris was one of the girls included in the draft and said the negative coverage it generated on Tuesday was unnecessary.
I am part of the draft and am friends with many girls in the draft and yes, in some instances girls can be picked by appearance, she wrote to the Register. It is all just a fun way to decide who you will be going to prom with. It is not meant to harm those who are picked and I do not believe that it does. It is not, was never, and will never ever be used to objectify the girls at our school.
Prom-posals have grown ever more elaborate through the
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Now remember, the biggest losers get to draft first!
I wonder who Michael Sam would “draft.”
I’m going to call East Texas on that, lol.
At least I’m a little less embarrassed now about one of my high school prom photos in a rented Carolina Blue tux.
Realtree camo tux with tails, gold satin trim and gold shoes to match is something else.
His girlfriend should have been the one who knew better but there she is, all camoed up her own self to match.
At least they committed, went for it and look proud of themselves. It would be very easy to look self-conscious or even stupid in that. Maybe it’s the aviator shades that pull it off, lol.
I think they look sharp!
The tux I wore to the prom, I don’t remember what color it was.
But between it and the ruffled shirt — I must have looked like a hippy Liberace.
That’s not the latest Realtree pattern. Major fashion faux pas in some parts of the country. It’s forgivable on a living room suite but not clothing.
uhhhh not really
>>Maybe its the aviator shades that pull it off, lol.
And the hair goo!
These kids have too much money and too much time on their hands
Helped that they dropped a chunk of change on them, too. They’re fairly well-tailored.
So, how do they determine who goes first?
And what makes a girl number one? I have a suspicion.
Is that not the camo that’s supposed to look like the ground?
corona del mar hs is my alma mater. well done, lads.
Maybe the young lady is the star of the home-ec department.
Now we have this multiple day media frenzy and a disproportionate amount of excitement over a homosexual being picked 299th - or something like that.
So I guess it's only a matter of time before young men would use a "draft" format to choose their prom dates. If the girls are okay with that, well okay. Just so long as they know that in the NFL, the worst team chooses first.
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