Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri to prom during a question and answer session at school
Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom
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Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of a school assembly.

The York Dispatch reported that Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization's Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to ask officials to rethink the three-day in-school suspension issued to 18-year-old Patrick Farves.

Davuluri says her travel schedule will prevent her from attending the dance with Farves.

School officials knew Farves intended to ask her to prom and warned him not to do it. Fellow students cheered afterward, but Farves was suspended for misbehaving.

He apologized for disrupting Thursday's event. Davuluri was there to talk about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies.

Critical thinking challenge: Why was Patricks question considered disruptive? Was it inappropriate, silly or sincere?

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COMMENTS (118)
  • AP21Softball18
    4/21/2014 - 08:39 a.m.

    It was considered "disruptive" because it wasn't about the topics they were talking about. It was just an "out of the blue" question. I mean the adults there probably thought of it as inappropriate and silly, but everyone else probably found it funny or amusing. So, I mean it depends on what type of person you are to be honest.

  • El9699
    4/21/2014 - 08:42 a.m.

    Patricks question was probably considered disruptive because she was at the school to talk about science and stuff.I think it was "silly",and that the school shouldn't have worried about it.

  • ah07pink
    4/21/2014 - 08:42 a.m.

    I dont get it why would they be mad that he asked her to prom whats wrong with that ? And actually i'm kind of suprised that she actually said yes anyways to him she was really busy anyways so i think that he must've been kind of embarassed because she didn't come to it.And i think they over exaggerated about suspending him.

  • NM16
    4/21/2014 - 08:42 a.m.

    I think that the punishment they gave him was unfare and could of at least given him detention for two days or something like that. I think that it was nice that he asked her to the dance but a little inappropriate and silly.

  • nnj28girlgamer
    4/21/2014 - 08:43 a.m.

    i honestly dont think there is anything wrong with asking someone that is famous to prom. i can see a little why people would think its disruptive becuase of people cheering him on and the loudness but i dont think that he should be punished so severly.

  • MEGANM-Rey
    4/21/2014 - 09:38 a.m.

    I think the teachers viewed it as disruptive because it could have been a joke, or he just wanted attention. Maybe it wasn't, but he still got in trouble which isn't fair because he might have really asked her.

  • nicholasbmawd
    4/21/2014 - 10:16 a.m.

    i think it is quite silly that he got suspended for three whole school days. He should have only gotten a stern talking to. Yes.

  • Joey1424
    4/21/2014 - 10:18 a.m.

    that kid is awesome, he has got some serious courage to ask ms america to prom in front of all those people. I believe the punishment was too severe though, it was just a joke and miss america did not sound offended.

  • connorhmawd
    4/21/2014 - 10:19 a.m.

    His question was considered disruptive because miss America was not there to talk about prom. i feel like it was just a silly senior thing. i feel like he should have been kicked out of the event but he shouldnt have gotten suspended for something silly like this.

  • Zach M word
    4/21/2014 - 10:20 a.m.

    that is just stupid how a kid got suspended for asking miss america to prom. if i was that kid and i got suspended i wouldnt have cared

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