There was a time when proms were made for firsts. They acted as a kind of debutante ball for teens and it would, for many, be the first social event of their young adult lives.
While this can lead to friendly, competitive rivalry between attendees. it is also the first major formal dance event that many attend and their first real chance to wear formal evening attire too.
However, one first that the organizers of prom never considered was taking your grandma as your date. As you’ll see, this first didn’t go down well with one school at all.
10. An American Tradition
Prom is an American tradition. It’s a coming of age event that integrates perfectly with the school year. It allows peers to come together and celebrate their passage into adulthood. It is the biggest milestone between the teenage years of school and either university or the world of work.
9. Prom Dates
It has always been part of the prom tradition for the young people to attend as couples wherever possible. Choosing a prom date is a big deal and many people agonize over their choice for days, weeks or even months before the event. Everyone remembers asking their date to the prom.
8. Enter Bryce Maine
Bryce Maine attends high school in Eufaula, Alabama and he had an unusual idea as to who his prom date should be. Unlike many young men of his age, he hadn’t found the right girl to take to prom at his school but he did know the perfect person in his life to accompany him on this special date.
7. Grandma. Will You Go?
Bryce told WTVMTV that, “My grandma’s always been an important part of my life, like, my only woman figure in my life, so I was thinking, ‘Why not take her?'”
This decision might seem reasonable to you, but you won’t believe what happened when the school heard about Bryce’s plans.
6. Rehearsal Time
Bryce explained that he wanted to take his grandma to the prom because she’d never been to her school prom when she was younger. He felt that if he could make that right for her then it would be a good thing to do. So he spent some time practicing the prom proposal for her.