Miss America Asks School to Reconsider Teen's Suspension After Prom Invite
A Pennsylvania high school student was suspended for three days after he asked Miss America to the prom during a school assembly.
Cell phone video captured the moment 18-year-old Patrick Farves worked up the courage to ask Nina Davuluri to his Central York High School prom. He then walked to the stage and gave her a flower.
School officials heard about Farves' plan in advance and warned him not to do it. He has apologized for disrupting the event.
The school says students are disciplined for breaking rules and this incident is no different. The district told Fox43.com that is is not a practice to discipline a student for asking someone to a dance, but administrators work to "ensure rules are followed without our schools."
This morning on Fox and Friends, Davuluri said she contacted the school and asked them to reconsider the suspension. So far, the school has not reversed its decision.
Though Davuluri thought the gesture was “sweet and very endearing,” she will not be attending prom with Farves due to her packed schedule.
As for that selfie the teen also requested, Davuluri said, “If the opportunity presents itself, I will gladly take a selfie.”
While attending today's Easter Egg Roll at the White House, Davuluri tweeted:
— Nina Davuluri (@MissAmerica) April 21, 2014
Patrick Farves was on “Shepard Smith Reporting” this afternoon to discuss the prom invitation and subsequent suspension.
“They had the right to discipline me, I completely respect and understand that they told me not to do it and I did it anyway, and thank you to Miss America for being such a great sport about it,” he said.
Farves said he is not sure who he’ll go to prom with yet. He also said he wants to major in film and production after high school.
Watch his interview with Shepard Smith below.