Boy 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
Boy 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. He 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. In her post, she said 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 (337)
  • brookebmawd
    4/21/2014 - 08:31 a.m.

    I don't think he should be suspended for something like that. It was just a simple question that people ask celebrities all the time.

  • ma6fc
    4/21/2014 - 08:39 a.m.

    It is very kind that MIss America cares as to reach out to try and help the boy when he knows that he was only trying to do something nice to her and do it in a way he wanted to.

  • DW19blue
    4/21/2014 - 08:40 a.m.

    Some may have thought of it as "disruptive" because they thought he was joking, just asked to get the laugh from his friends. But little did they know, someone could be disrespected by that. If he was serious, and for anybody that thought he was serious may have thought it was sincere.

  • TB28pizza
    4/21/2014 - 08:41 a.m.

    It was disruptive because he was told not to do it in the first place. They felt that he should have listened. Also because the students got all rowled up and it was a silly stunt.

  • ksnow420
    4/21/2014 - 08:43 a.m.

    It was not at all inappropriate. The thing that was inappropriate was suspending a student just because he asked someone to prom that's all it was. I think it was sincere because it shows that someone likes someone. I think it was sweet that he did that i think you should take him out of in school suspension.

  • djs44
    4/21/2014 - 08:45 a.m.

    Patricks question was not disruptive because its his choice on who he takes to prom. Patricks question was sincere because he gave it a shot to ask her to prom.

  • JCPtheflyingpickle
    4/21/2014 - 08:47 a.m.

    I would'nt say it was inappropriate in the way you are thinking but technically the question was really proppriate at a question-and-answer due to it being a "question". I personally thought it was sincere.

  • JCPtheflyingpickle
    4/21/2014 - 08:49 a.m.

    No. Just no.

  • anag7916
    4/21/2014 - 08:57 a.m.

    i think that's not fair getting suspended for asking Miss America to prom my opinion that's not bad i mean getting suspended for that is just no reason she would probably take it as a joke

  • peterl304
    4/21/2014 - 09:16 a.m.

    I dont really think he should get suspened for that i now a lot of people that would do that and plus that mrs america .i just that that dumb for suspending that kid.

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