Prom Asks 2014


Natalia Maverakis

Josh Pfeffer and Katerina Valderrama pose next to their prom ask

One of the biggest events of every school year is junior prom, and Vista’s took place on March 29, 2014. With the theme as “Alice In Wonderland,” Student Government transformed the small gym into a world of wonder.

That in itself is newsworthy, but with prom comes the question, “Who will my date be?” For some students, that question came with a complicated ask.

The Vista Prom Best Ask competition took place from March 12-19. With over 43 submissions to the Instagram page, the contest was a success. While promoting the dance, the event was also designed to get students to ask their dates in memorable ways by offering the grand prize of two free prom tickets.

The grand prize winners were students Connor Kelly and Mary Meyer.

Kelly asked his girlfriend by making a YouTube video to play in their advisory that explained how he was trying to think of an over the top way to ask her. After stalling while giving commentary about how he was going to ask her in the video, he asked her to step out of their advisory class and a friend lead her down the G-building stairs. She then was surprised with six people waiting for her holding flowers each with a sign spelling out “Will you go to prom with me?” (see video link)

“I’m so glad she was surprised,” said Kelly.  “The look on her face made everything ten times better.”

Another ask that attracted a huge audience was done by Aman Mohapatra for his girlfriend Lisa Bass.

Bass was pulled out of her third period class and told to come down to the office. Mohapatra had the PRCs blast “A Whole New World” from the Disney movie “Aladdin.” Keeping the theme going, he dressed up as the character Aladdin and had his friends carry him out on a “magic” carpet. Then he found a “magic” lamp, rubbed it, and a genie (student Alexandria Borba) came to grant his wishes of going to prom with his dream date. (see video link)

“I was at a loss for words,” said Bass. “It was surprising at first, but I kinda had an idea he would do it, but still he did a good job surprising me.”

These Asks took a lot of effort and imagination on the boys part.  “It’s important for the boy to make the girl feel special,” said senior Claudia Mcstay. “A girl’s been looking forward to prom since she was three watching Hollywood movies, so a boy asking her in big ways is like a stepping stone to graduating high school.”

Good luck to the boys for Senior Ball asks.