Prom is in the air: Homestead students deliver “promposals”

As the end of March starts creeping up, Homestead’s upperclassmen have another huge homework assignment with a due date just around the corner: “promposals.”

Many stores are already running out of prom materials. “Walgreens and Metro Market were both very low on supplies when I went there since everybody already bought the materials they needed to ask their date to prom,” Brandon Lindstedt, junior, stated.

The buzz of “who is asking who” skyrockets to the moon after the first “promposal” is complete, pressuring boys and girls to make their move.

Tyler Woldt, senior, and JP Benson, junior, are just two of the students affected by the stress of prom.

Woldt explains that he came up with a lot of ways to ask Kate Thomas, senior, to prom, but that there were definitely ones that had to be checked off the list. Woldt said, “I was going to take her to a Brewers game and then have ‘PROM?’ go up on the jumbotron, but that idea was super expensive.”

Benson, who planned to ask Allie Levin, junior, had people running to the finish line to watch his great “promposal.” Since they are both involved with Homestead’s track team, Benson decided to ask her out during a workout by placing signs on her route leading back to school, where he was waiting for her.

However, for girls, they mainly have to worry about getting asked.

Fortunately for Eleanor White, junior, she already knew who would be accompanying her on the night of April 16. Before White was asked, there was some suspicion about a “promposal” involving a shark costume and a joke, but nothing was for sure. White exclaimed, “I think it involves a shark costume; I heard that through the grapevine.”

White’s friends had been trying to keep the secret, but once she guessed that John Reardon, junior, was asking her, everyone caved.

In the same way, Stephanie Metzendorf, junior, also had no idea about how her date, Brandon Lindstedt, junior, was going to ask her. Lindstedt, with the help of his friends, had great ideas in mind, contrary to Metzendorf’s belief. “I honestly don’t think that he is going to make it a big deal, “Metzendorf said.

Lindstedt stated, “The ‘promposal’ has something to do with making fun of the car crashes she had been in this year. It also has something to do with the fact that, even though I still don’t have my license, I will just have it just in time for prom.”

When the day arrived, Lindstedt leaped out of the back of her car, carrying a sign that stated, “You don’t a need a car; I’ll drive you to prom.” Because the “promposal’s” theme was cars, the word “prom” was spelled out with Hot Wheels glued down to the poster.

Metzendorf reacted positively, stating, “It was so great and better than I expected.”

Next up to the prom altar were Katya Mikhailenko and Johnny Erpenbeck, juniors.

Mikhailenko exclaimed, “Honestly, I don’t know how he’s going to ask me. He told me a bunch of potential ways he could ask me. A  lacrosse game, maybe? I haven’t really asked anyone because I want it to be a surprise.”

Mikhailenko said that, although she hadn’t asked many of her friends, Erpenbeck sister, Ellen, was definitely in on the plan.

The end result was that he popped her the question with a pizza box filled with a picture frame and flowers.

Many other “promposals” will fill Homestead’s halls as the date keeps creeping up. Hopefully, the effort put into finding dresses will match the hard work of the “promposals.”


Click on the Steller link to see photos of some of Homestead’s “promposals!”

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