Patrick Farves’ decision to ask Miss America to prom has led to him being suspended from his Pennsylvania high school.
Farves approached Miss America Nina Davuluri at a school presentation in an auditorium filled with his peers. He even presented her with a flower.
But Farves had been told by school administrators that he was not allowed to ask Davuluri to the prom after they became aware of his plans before the event, reports the NY Daily News.
"At that point in time, it was 10 minutes before the presentation, and I was pretty much set to do it," Farves said. "I was a little pressured. Everybody expected me to do it. I'm the kind of person who, if someone says I won't do something, I'll prove people wrong. I will."
As the Q&A session was ending, Farves approached the mic.
“Miss America, I have a question,” he said.
Farves then asked her to be his prom date. Davuluri responded with laughter, while the students in the room cheered.
He then asked if she would take a selfie with him. She told him, “maybe later.”
Upon returning to his seat, Farves did a little dance and the crowd cheered for him again.
As a result of his actions, Farves was given a three-day suspension for “deliberately defying” school administrators. The school views the disciplinary action against Farves as being no different than breaking any other rule, reports USA Today.
Farves has since apologized for the disruption he caused during the event where Davuluri was speaking with students about diversity and the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math studies.
"I do understand why the administration was mad," Farves said. "I don't want to be the kind of person to try to justify myself. I didn't intend to disrespect the administration. I can see how it was seen as a slap in the face."
This is not the first stunt Farves has done during a school function. When Rohan Murphy, an athlete born without legs who became a motivational speaker, spoke at his school last year, ydr.com reports Farves asked if he could take a selfie with him. Murphy said yes.