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Teen Punished For Asking Miss America To Prom
A Pennsylvania high school student has been suspended for asking reigning Miss America Nina Davuluri to a prom during her visit to the school.
Ms Davuluri was taking part in a question and answer session at Central York High School when 18-year-old Patrick Farves asked the beauty queen to be his date to the school's upcoming formal dance.
He stood up and popped the question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower.
The proposal sparked cheers from fellow students in attendance.
But school officials, who heard about Mr Farves' plan in advance, had warned him not to go through with it.
The move resulted in a three-day, in-school suspension.
Mr Farves told local television station WPMT-TV he could not resist.
He said: "She just kind of laughed and I gave her the little flower I got.
"And I went up and I gave her the flower and asked her if I could get a selfie with her. And she was like, 'Maybe later', and I never got the selfie."
Mr Faves later apologised for disrupting the event.
The school said students are disciplined for breaking rules and this incident is no different.
Ms Davuluri was at the school to discuss diversity and the importance of subjects, including science and technology.