This School Makes Students Choose Their Prom Dates Out Of A Hat
23 March 2017, 13:15 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
How would you react to having your date chosen for you?
When I was a senior in high school, I distinctly remember being worried about who would take me to prom. Things were down to the wire and I was still dateless in April. Eventually, a friend asked and we had a nice time. But, imagine a world where you don't have to worry about who will take you to prom because your date is ASSIGNED TO YOU.
Aquin high school in Illinois, USA has an unusual prom rule. You don't get to choose your prom date. Instead, male students choose a name out of a hat and come up with a creative "skit" to ask the girls to prom.
The girls wait in the library while they're,..um...chosen.
First of all, this is very midwestern. Secondly, the internet thinks there are more than a few logistical problems with this.
imagining being stuck with some creepy weirdo if your prom date was assigned— Breath of the Bun (@Rxbun) March 22, 2017
Imagine your daughter not being able to pick the date she felt safe with for her prom, but forced to go with someone https://t.co/78EQ5krI4x— Melanie (@mefbama) March 21, 2017
prom lottery....I've heard it all— Becky DiStefano (@Becky_DiStefano) March 22, 2017
It's all fun and games until you have to go to the dance with the guy who smells like he bathed in body spray.
Some people are in relationships and want to go to prom together. Some people are gay. Some boys are creeps. Some girls are creeps. A prom lottery where a boy picks a girl's name out of a hat is, admittedly, not for everyone.
Apparently, the school has been at this for 91 years and it's worked for them so far.
Aquin Junior class advisor, Michelle Gallagher told WREX news, "I think most people are in disbelief, and a lot of people say they would hate it," she said. “But I think after they kind of hear the rest of the story and hear what goes into it, I think a lot of people are actually intrigued by it."
I'm not in love with the undertones but I can appreciate the idea behind it.