From the Dept. of Parental Overreaction:
Kristoff Wennersten figured his prom proposal had to be one-of-a-kind if it would have any chance of being accepted.
But the Huron High School [Michigan] senior never imagined it would result in a suspension for himself and 12 of his varsity lacrosse teammates, whom he recruited to help spell out the message at a school soccer match via their derrieres.
The players displayed the question, "Will You Go To The Prom With Me? Yes or No?" on their posteriors while mooning Huron senior Carolyn Campbell at a game.
All 13 players were suspended for a undetermined number of games and ordered to complete 20 hours of community service.
The students were also suspended for one day of school. Huron's lacrosse matches, scheduled for this past Saturday and Monday, were postponed.
"Inappropriate is inappropriate," Huron athletic director Dottie Davis said Monday after meeting with lacrosse varsity players and their parents.
Give. Me. A. Break. The idea was brilliant, novel and fun and Carolyn Campbell loved it (photo of the adorable prom couple here.)
Campbell, who accepted the prom invitation by patting the lower back of the player displaying the word 'Yes,' described Wennersten's method as "cute" and said she wasn't upset by the manner in which she was asked.
"People get pretty creative with prom. Anyone who's done anything has been pretty outlandish," Campbell said. "This is pretty epic, I would say.
"I didn't think it would become this big of a deal."
Of course, most students thought the idea was awesome, while their nervous-nelly parents had a freak out. Some things never change. --Jim Buzinski