What Were the Top Five Promposals of 2019?
February 25, 2020
Promposal season has just begun, and everyone at the Day School is anxious to see who will make the first moves. The halls of PDS seem quiet now, but just wait a few more days, and the school will be filled with the snaps of camera, the cheers of friends, the cries of rejectees, and the casual “oh, buff bocian, of course I will go to prom with you!”
As of now, the season has been uneventful and slow, but if this year is going to be anything like 2019, it is not going to have a boring ending. Last year provided innumerable creative and beautiful promposals. Here are what the Spokesman has determined to be the Top Five.
5) Athena West & Spencer Knerr – As many people know, last year’s Editor-in-Chief Spencer Knerr is a great writer, but he is definitely not the best dancer. In an effort to win over his friend Athena West, who he knew to be a dancer, Knerr created an eloquent poster that asked her to teach him to dance, at prom. He then went on to complete his promposal and surprise Athena at the upper school entrance. Unfortunately, though West said yes, according to Knerr, he never “actually learned to dance 🙁 .”
4) Julia Chang & Luigi Soriano – This promposal was truly one of a kind. For the past few weeks before promposal season, Chang had been working on a huge project called #BurstYourBubble, which encouraged people to leave their comfort zone, learn more about those around them, and engage in conversations. Aware of this, Soriano made a sign saying that he was bursting his bubble and asking Chang to prom. In addition to his adorable sign, he bought all of his friends bubble blowers for them to use while he worked his magic.
3) David Sherman & Anna Ellwood – These two are best friends, so it’s no surprise Sherman promposed to her. Being the smooth man he is, Sherman went outside of the box for his promposal, refusing to create a poster. Instead, he got a pizza company to deliver him a pizza with “Prom?” spelled out in pepperonis. “I spent over an hour on the phone with New World employees. 0/10 would not recommend,” David commented. It all worked out in the end, though. After receiving his food, he rushed off to the campus center and Ellwood loved the surprise.
2) Jaylin Champion-Adams & Reyna Bhens – Champion-Adams had promposed to Bhens before, so this time he had to make it better than the previous year. Champion-Adams objectively succeeded in doing so. Even before his promposal started, the location and time spread around the Upper School, so countless people were waiting in Shepherd commons when the event actually began. Bhens was sitting in front of a crowd, and surprising everyone, a video of Jaylin began to play. Finishing the act, Jaylin rushed to deliver his gift and finish his promposal. Bhens added that, should anyone need help with their poster this year, they should contact her, Grace Marshal, and Emily Cavuto.
1) Imani Hall & Wesley Leggett – Finally, the Spokesman’s “Best Promposal of 2019” goes to Wesley Legget and Imani Hall. During Upper School Announcements, four upperclassmen (Aidan Njanja Fassu, Alan Norcott, Jared McDonald, and Jaylin Champion-Adams) lip synced to telephone man, without any warning or explanation. The four individuals had held rehearsals for this hysterical act, and when they were on stage, they were truly impressive, lip syncing perfectly and dancing in unison. It was certainly unusual that the administration let people perform this randomly during Upper School Gathering, but everything started to become clear as the four lifted off their coats revealing four letters: P, R, O, and M. Immediately after, the crowd went wild as Leggett rushed in with a poster and promposed to Hall.