Senior Prom 2015, Essex High School
When I was younger I always dreamed about going to prom. Through high school I always saw pictures of my friends going with their dates and the cute promposals. I never had anyone to go to prom with until my senior year of high school. It started out with me talking to my friends and planning on going with a group of friends to prom because I was not going to miss my senior prom just because I didn’t have a date. I was always looking at prom dresses online to find the perfect one. My best friend Darren always told me that he would never be seen at prom. One day he told me he was going with this girl that he really likes, and they planned on taking his friend’s mustang. A month or two before prom she ditched him, so he decided he was going to go alone and have a good time anyway. One day after school he asked if I wanted to go with him to Men’s Warehouse to find a tux. We met his stepmom so she could go with us, and when we went inside a woman approached us to see if she could help us with anything. Darren had a picture of the mustang on his iPad so she could find him a tux to match the car.
I started thinking and came up with a creative idea. I messaged Darren’s stepmom Sandy on Facebook and told her my idea and asked what she thought about it. My idea was to ask Darren to prom with a promposal. Darren and I have been friends and neighbors since we were in kindergarten, so I thought it would be a great memory for both of us to remember forever. I planned out the whole thing and got Sandy and my friend Maggie to help me out. I made a scavenger hunt for him to go on that would lead him to the mustang where I was waiting for him.
When he showed up I had a sign that said, “Mr. Future EMT, Mr. Firefighter, My best friend. D, will you go to prom with me?” He said yes and I went home that night and looked and looked for a red dress to match him and the car so it would be the way he imagined it to be. We had a pretty good time at prom and he had a better time then he thought he would have. I brought my selfie stick and he took so many pictures with it with so many different people, but it was kinda funny. Senior Prom is one event we will always remember because we shared the experience together as best friends.