As the 2013-2014 school year comes to an end, the Jericho High School seniors have made lasting memories with their clever and creative promposals.
“Ryan filled my entire bedroom with balloons to ask me to his prom last year, so for my prom this year I wanted to ask him in a creative way,” said senior Lauren Goldstein of asking her boyfriend Ryan Miller to prom. Goldstein is an avid baker and decided to use her skills in order to ask Miller to prom using homemade linzer torte cookies, which are a mutual favorite.
Using the classic movie “Say Anything” as his inspiration, Jonathan Serota spelled out “PROM?” using large blue Post-its on Jamie Tils’ classroom windows and stood outside the room playing music from a boom box.
Senior Samantha Stoopler asked her boyfriend, Seth Bolnick, to prom with this punny treat.
Alex Marshall asked his best friend Rachel Gersten to prom using some of her favorite things such as music and television personalities. “I wanted to make it special and fun for her by incorporating her friends and her love for Netflix,” he said.
Senior Morgan Hamerman waited outside the A.P. Biology exam in order to ask junior Jared Sakni. “Jared and I met in my Regents Biology class three years ago and then we had Chemistry together the next year so I thought incorporating our ‘covalent bond’ would be funny,” Hamerman said.
Max Strauss dove into his promposal for junior Sydney Adler who came to Max’s house “expecting to be at a party” but instead was surprised with a promposal.
Jack Roberts surprised Ryan Sandler in more than one way for his promposal. “I made her shoes as a joke because she makes and sells them,” Roberts explained. He also showed her a personalized video featuring Miley Cyrus telling Ryan to say yes.
Senior Jake Zorfas surprised Allison Bauer by creating a beach-themed promposal in her bedroom.
Jason Barbagallo asked his girlfriend Alyssa Woldar to prom with a cute letter reflecting on their good times together. Seeing the rose petal message on her floor “was so surprising I almost didn’t believe it was actually happening,” Woldar said.
Rob Busam surprised his girlfriend Stephanie Neri with a midnight promposal on their three-year anniversary.
“When I saw Alex standing outside my house, I was speechless! I was so excited,” said senior Samantha Portelli of being asked to prom by Alex Tolpin.
Jason Perlman got creative by asking good friend Casey Miranda to the prom using red Solo cups.
“I was sick with strep all weekend and hadn’t really had the chance to see him, so I was not expecting him to ask me that day at all,” said Chloe Shakin of being asked to prom by her boyfriend Nolan Aibel. He left a build-a-bear box in the doorway of her room. Confused at first, Chloe eventually opened the box and pressed the bear’s paw to hear her promposal message.
Ben Kronengold shared his wishes to go to prom with Sydney Bass by making a promposal announcement over the school’s PA system.
Using beach balls, flowers, and a poster, Tyler Greenfeld asked Julie Rosenthal to prom. “I loved how original the idea was, and appreciated all the work he put into it,” Rosenthal said.
BY RACHEL SCHREIBSTEIN, KATIE MARGOLIS, AND MATTHEW ROTHSTEIN Many Jericho teachers have been implementing phone holders in their classrooms, requiring students to store their phones in a shoe rack for the duration of the class period. Students affectionately have labeled these devices “phone jails” and have mixed feelings about their implementation. Two of the...