Miss America Nina Davulur encourages school to rethink suspension for student who asked her to prom

YORK, Pa. - Miss America Nina Davuluri is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider its punishment of a senior student who asked her to prom during an assembly.

School officials say they knew 18-year-old Patrick Farves had planned to ask Davuluri to prom and warned him not to do it. 

The senior at Central York High School went ahead with his plan, which was captured on cell phone video.  Students cheered after Farves' stunt but the school responded by giving him a three-day in-school suspension.  Farves apologized for the disruption, according to the Associated Press.

With the story capturing attention, Davuluri responded on the Miss America organization facebook page, saying she was flattered by the gesture and was unable to attend due to her travel schedule. 

In part, the post read, "I later learned of the disciplinary action taken and reached out to the school in hopes that they will reconsider their decision."  The post also stated, "Meeting and interacting with students across the country has been an important and rewarding part of my year as Miss America.  I always encourage students to follow their dreams through education, and I'm inspired daily by the enthusiasm and aspirations of the bright young adults I have the pleasure of meeting through my travels."

Print this article Back to Top