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Homecoming: When a simple question is not enough

Homecoming may not be as big a deal as prom, but that doesn't stop some from making the invitation a really big deal. Get your "awwwwww" ready. Here are three stories (caught in pictures) of guys going above and beyond to ask their dates to the homecoming dance.

Not too corny for her

Steinbrenner High junior Conner Forde let his inner artist (or was it his cornball sense of humor?) take over for last year's homecoming, chalking the question "would you rather stay home and eat this popcorn, Orville you go to HC with me?" onto junior Desi Astorquiza's driveway. She drove up and saw how Conner had "popped" the question, with H.C. crafted out of Orville Redenbacher's popcorn bags. Some chocolate and flowers in hand, she said yes.

Post Script: Desi and Conner aren't going to the dance this year together; it was a "just friends" date last year.

Zealand Shannon, Steinbrenner High

Hey, this cheer's for you!

At the Wharton High vs. Freedom High football game Sept. 12, sophomore Hayden Parks enlisted the help of the Wharton Wildcat cheerleaders to ask sophomore Emma Berndt the big question: Emma, H.C. with #44? Luckily, #44 (Hayden) was not needed at the moment on the field (it was half-time) so he could run to the sideline and hear Emma's yes.

Nikki Morse, Wharton High

Cross-court volley

Steinbrenner High junior Evan Renz sat in his car, carefully lettering three posters before the volleyball game. His homecoming invitation to junior Rachel Mathison last year had to be just right. As the match ended, one of Rachel's teammates hugged her vigorously, so much so that Rachel was spun away from facing the stands. Evan's friends pulled up the posters, he pulled out a bouquet of flowers and the announcer boomed over the loudspeaker, "Rachel, someone in the stands has a question." She turned around to see Evan and the posters that read "You've got a lot of kills tonight, but will you spare my heart, homecoming?" She indeed spared his heart and said yes.

Post Script: Evan and Rachel won't be going to the dance this year; they've broken up.

Zealand Shannon, Steinbrenner High

Homecoming: When a simple question is not enough 10/02/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 10:55am]

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