Jacob Peoples just asked me to prom!” sophomore Jenna Wonser shouts Wednesday after school.
You won’t believe how he did it. Phone calls are a thing of the past. Leave your cards and candy at home.
“It’s more of a competition, who has the best proposal to prom,” junior Jacob Peoples explains after his elaborate “prom proposal.”
Some court by writing on their sweetie's car. Others write notes on overhead projectors in the classroom. At Centennial High school these teens are going to extremes just to get a date.
“I was surprised,” says Jacob’s mom Pam Peoples. “It wasn't small things like a bouquet of roses, it was ‘let's get a semi and write her name on the side of it.’ And I actually know some students who all painted their body, the whole soccer team, ‘will you go to prom with me’ and this person's name.”
“One guy was going to take a girl out to the park and have a violin playing,” says Senior Rachel Rosenbaum.
“People going to the tops of buildings,” Peoples adds. “It's just a snowball it gets bigger and bigger and bigger.
So big students at Centennial actually get turned down if the invitation isn't all that.
“I tried just asking her straight up that didn't work out,” Jacob says with a reluctant smile. But Jenna says being asked in a car just isn’t creative enough.
“I was like, no, not if you ask me like that.”
“Stress, stress; it made me miserable,” Jacob says.
So he brought in the big guns... better known as our weatherman Robert Reese. Jacob’s mom is friends with Reese and the two came up with the idea for him to forecast Jacob and Jenna’s prom.
“I forecast things for a living, and I'm forecasting a great night for you if you go to prom with Jacob,” Reese asked Jenna Wednesday afternoon. “Will you go?”
“Yes,” Jenna answered in disbelief.
t ended up alright, but we still had to ask why all the fuss about a dance?
“I don't know, it's just more memorable I guess,” Jenna says.
Memorable and expensive. Parents just hope it doesn't get out of hand.
“It’s hard to imagine really. Where can we go from here,” Peoples says. “I hope that she's not disappointed when she gets her marriage proposal because I don't think I got this much when I was proposed to for my wedding.”
We asked Jacob just what he’d do to top this for the real thing. He said, “Call Robert Reese again.”