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From U-Haul Trucks to Short Films: Poly Promposal Season

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Poly has always loved prom season. Students await their special night from the beginning of May to the night of prom. 

To start the promposal season, Max Mackler ’24 promposed to Emilia Fusaro ’25 during Chapel. Mackler explained that his promposal was “slightly unorthodox.” The promposal occurred on a Friday mid-day, but Mackler confesses that the plan was impromptu. The plan only solidified the afternoon of the day before. Mackler’s friends and student body president Luke Farris ’24 originally planned on doing his promposal during that time, but instead offered the new opportunity to Mackler. Mackler shared, “Because Luke helped me with my promposal, he told Mr. Winston ahead of time, and right before Chapel, I told Mr. Winston my final plan.” Once the logistics were planned, Mackler said, “There was ample deliberation about the delivery of the promposal, but we settled on the signs held by my friends emerging from the backstage of the Chapel.” He explains that he was able to make a poster and tell all his friends the plan to wait backstage till he gives them their cue. To ensure Emilia would like the idea, Mackler texted all her best friends. On the assembly day, Mackler told the Polygon, “I was nervous but also excited leading up to the assembly, but once assembly hit, I was a bit of a nervous wreck.” In the end, Mackler claims, “my nervousness made the moment more special and rewarding.” Overall, the promposal season started on a great note, and Mackler got out of his comfort zone to orchestrate an exciting promposal that engaged the whole school.

Noah Saivetz ’24 promposed to Anjali Budhram ’24 later that week. Despite the two dating, she was still surprised and excited to experience a promposal. Budhram said, “I think that dating actually made it even more exciting.” She explained, “My friends and I all really wanted each of our [promposals] to be a surprise, so they kept everything from me as I did for them.” Budhram’s friends were able to help Saivetz set up the promposal on the tennis court, spelling out “Prom?” with tennis balls. Saivetz’s plans on the tennis court were just part of his extravagant promposal. Budhram said, “He made a scavenger hunt before the promposal, and it started with Mr. Larose handing me a clue in Commons, which I would have never expected.” Before the promposal, Budhram said, “I was pretty confident at first about what day it was going to be, but as the day went on, I kind of forgot about it.” Even though there were couples together before prom, the promposal culture still played a role in their relationships  allowing all students to be surprised and asked to prom in a fun manner.  

Drew Waldman ’25 got a fantastic promposal from Ethan Paluszek ’24 with a poster saying “I can’t reLAX until u say yes, prom?” Waldman is a fantastic lacrosse player, and Paluszek referred to reLAX in his poster as an abbreviation for lacrosse. He organized this promposal by planning out all the details with her friends. Paluszek said, “I had lots of ideas for the promposal, but her friends and my friends helped me decide on something she would enjoy…Originally, I wanted to do it after or before her lacrosse practice. But her friends told me she might like it better during the day, so I did it on the Malkin Terrace.” Paluszek was able to put together a thoughtful promposal that Waldman loved. Being a senior, Paluszek ended school a few days before his promposal, but he explained, “I didn’t mind coming back to campus to prompose to Drew because I already had to come back to lift and go on a run.” In all, Paluszek used his time wisely and coordinated with her friends to plan a promposal she loved. 

Poly Prep had an eventful promposal season, leaving us all wondering what the dresses and big night will look like. Budhram and Paluszek say, “I can’t wait for Prom.”

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