A high school student made the most of not being asked to prom by taking her acceptance letter to Harvard as her date, leading to viral praise.
Champlin Park High School senior Priscilla Samey was accepted into seven Ivy League schools: Columbia, Brown, Cornell, Yale, Princeton, Pennsylvania and Harvard, which the Minnesota resident decided to attend on a full-ride scholarship.
— • (@prizxillas) April 30, 2017
Samey’s Saturday, April 29, tweet has earned 29,000 retweets and 126,000 likes with many people applauding the soon-to-be college freshman, who gto the idea for the unique date from her sister.
— Bella Joy (@NChanelJoy) May 1, 2017
@prizxillas fuck it up Priscilla ????
— Rebecca (@rebeccabolgai) April 30, 2017
@prizxillas GURL YOU BETTA!!!!??????❤
— Ms_Taylor (@TheQueenCurator) April 30, 2017
— Javonie? (@Javoniee_) May 1, 2017
“He stayed in the car most of the time,” Samey told BuzzFeed about her letter, that didn’t attend the actual dance with her. “He’s shy and also I didn’t want it to get trampled.”
She noted she was able to save on the traditional prom expenses, telling Mic that her dress was made by a family friend and was a tribute to her Togolese parentage.
“They all thought it was so funny and cute,” Samey said of her classmate’s reaction to her prom date. “I didn’t get any negative feedback like I thought I would and they all were very proud and supportive.”
Samey hopes to take up business law upon graduation from Harvard and will jump on the pre-law track by majoring in political science. Samey also will obtain a business administration degree to pursue her career.