It's that time of year again, in which high school students play out the traditional rituals of the junior/senior prom. However, some of the rituals have changed in the decades since I went. The dresses are less formal, while the transportation is more formal. These days, kids have to pay to go to the prom, and some don't even serve a meal! But some of the new rituals are charming, like the special way this guy asked a girl to accompany him to the prom.

Jason Pitts asked Lianna Cohen to the prom during third period class a couple of weeks ago in an unconventional way that made me smile from ear to ear. The lyrics are available at the YouTube page. I went looking around and found many other videos in which a guy made a big production out of asking a girl to the prom.
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With a Little Help from My Friends

And t-shirts. Justin Moy asked Jackie Kon in 2007.
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Waylaid in the Hall

This is how Jermaine asked Celine last year.
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Serenaded in Class

Jonas asked Alex in 2008.
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A Prerecorded Video

Eric asked Nicki to the prom in 2008 by arranging for this video to be shown during school announcements -which the entire school saw.
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In Cahoots with the TV Station

John Tessitore asked Jamie Padilla in 2009. Although it was very public, he didn't have to say a word.
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A Very Public Production

Blaine asked Jasmine in 2010.
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Let the Cheerleaders Do It

Devon asks Jenn in 2010.
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I hope they all had a wonderful time!