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Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 20, 2014

A teen in the US has been suspended from school for asking Miss America to his prom during a question-and-answer session with the beauty queen.

1904_davuluri_TAB_gPatrick Farves, a student from York in Pennsylvania, popped the bold question to Nina Davuluri on Thursday, leading to his three-day inner-school suspension.

Mr Farves asked Miss America to be his prom date before walking on stage and giving her a plastic flower as his fellow students roared in support.

A demure Ms Davuluri only laughed and accepted the flower.

Officials from Central York High School had got wind of the 18-year-old’s intended invitation and warned him not to do it, the Associated Press reports.

Mr Farves has since apologised for the stunt but the school said students should be disciplined for breaking the rules and this time is no different.

September 16, 2013: Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, has won the 2013 Miss America pageant, beating a field that challenged stereotypes and included a US army sergeant and an amputee.

“It is not our practice to discipline a student for asking someone – even Miss America – to a school dance,” the Central York School District wrote in a statement.

“However, it is our practice to set expectations for students…to ensure those rules are followed within our schools.”

The school board also criticised the media’s response for framing the story to “make headlines using a distortion of what actually occurred” in order to sell papers while taking away from the “once in a lifetime opportunity” for its students.

Davuluri, who was crowned last September, was at the school to talk about diversity and to promote diversity and the importance of studying maths, science, technology and engineering.

The former Miss New York who studied behavioural science at Michigan University is now applying for medical school.

As the first Indian-American to win the Miss America crown, Davuluri copped a barrage of xenophobic tweets equating her with the terrorist organisation al-Qaeda and misidentifying her as an Arab and follower of Islam.

Source: Associate PressCentral York School District
Author: Nicholas McCallum, Approving editor: Nick Pearson

One Response to “Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom (Video)”

  1. Bryan said

    Thanks for sharing! This is the first I heard of this story.

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