I know Morgan personally and understand that her intentions were to simply help
as many seniors as possible to Prom. She knew she wouldn't be able to get
every girl asked that wanted to attend but just the fact that she even cared and
tried is amazing to me. For the Lehi parent that is upset with Morgan's
efforts, I am sorry you hold resentment, but parents can also be involved...
Morgan's grandpa took one of his grand daughter's to Prom one year
because she hadn't been asked. She ended up having a great time! I
commend Morgan for her efforts and caring heart!
I know Morgan personally and understand that her intentions were to help as many
seniors as possible enjoy their last year at prom. Not every girl was asked but
her efforts helped ignite more couples going to prom. I am proud of her and
know that many were able to enjoy a fun filled evening! Way to care about
Nice jobWe need more people spreading good and trying to make a
positive difference.Well done.
I believe this girl has set a great example that each school should emulate. A
student committee should be formed in the fall and they should start doing
publicity surrounding prom - explaining to the students that it is an occasion
that every senior should have the opportunity to participate in, and getting
everyone on board with that vision.Then, the lists should be kept,
just as Morgan did, with parents and teachers all understanding the goal of
everyone being included in the prom (all the Seniors). A few weeks before the
event, a concerted effort should be made to make arrangements for all the
students to have a date. If there aren't sufficient boys, I'll bet
boys who graduated the year previous would sign up to take a girl to prom if
they were called upon - and wouldn't those girls be excited! My son took 3 girls to 3 different proms, one out of state. One was his
choice, the other two were invitations. The girls' parents were proactive
it was really fun and not at all awkward. Sometimes everyone needs to pitch in
to make our world a great place for everyone.
amerrill, the article clearly states that getting all the girls asked was a goal
and that she didn't quite reach it. However, she did do a heck of a lot
more than anyone else did!! Is your daughter a senior? Personally I think this
girl is AMAZING and way cool to go out of her way and try to do nice things for
other people. And to get mad at her because she possibly missed one or two is
unrealistic and unfair. Kudos to you Morgan, I hope my daughters grow up to be
Prom was never the "end-all-be-all" high school event for me, but
it's good that the girls who want to go to prom get the chance. Personally,
I didn't care if I got a date to prom because I was planning on going with
a group of girlfriends - we had a whole "Girls' Night Out" planned
with dinner and a movie and everything. But the day before my junior prom, I was
asked out by a guy that never gave me the time of day otherwise. Looking back, I
wish I had said no and then he could have asked a girl who really wanted a date
and didn't have one. But I was told I "had to" accept his charity
because he really wanted to do something good for other people. That is
commendable, but I didn't need or want it and I really should have
declined. It's one of the few things I regret from high school.
@amerrillIt doesn't seem like there was any intent to exclude
anyone; in fact, it appears that the goal was for EVERY girl to get asked to the
prom. I believe you would be setting a better example for your daughter if you
reacted differently than to be angry and strike back at those who tried to do
something good for the prom and the kids at Lehi. I had some bad experiences in
high school which hurt me, but high school is a very tough time for every kid
and for the parents and teachers as well. I had a chance to do something good
at one time due to an incident in my school, and it completely overshadowed the
bad experiences in my memories of high school.Just as your daughter
was hurt because she did not get asked to the prom, is Morgan deeply hurt if she
read your comment and feels all her hard work was not good enough. Perhaps
making amends for that would help heal the hurt of not being asked for your
daughter. Otherwise, she could learn a very bad attitude from this which would
affect her entire future.
Wow! What a great heart this young lady has. The youth of today are so
I went to my prom many years ago but not with the guy who was my best friend
throughout the high school years. I went with the guy who later became my
husband. If I hadn't been seeing anyone at the time I know that I would not
of been asked - I was too weird and a book worm. I just didn't fit in.My classmates couldn't believe however the awesome looking guy I
showed up with.
Just Say No to Prom!
My daughter goes to Lehi and was not asked to Prom. It was one of the most
devistating events of late in her life. Then for her to read this article was
salt in an open wound! So her plan no only didjn't work it made the fact my
gorgeous daughter didn't get asked even more horrible than it was when the
Teens like this help restore hope for the next generation. Good for her. I
think she's made a difference that will confinue to impact her classmates
years down the road.
Way to go Morgan! The highlight of my whole high school experience was when my
little sister got asked to her Junior Prom by a really cool guy. To my
knowledge this was the only date she was asked on in high school and I know it
meant a lot to her. I hope others will follow Morgan's lead and encourage
the young men to go to prom and spread the wealth to some of the girls who
don't normally get asked out.
Good for her. I wasn't asked to my senior prom, and I felt bad about it.
Then all throughout my dating life, the few men in the singles' wards
rarely asked girls out. They needed a lot of "encouragement." I guess
it's good to start while they're young.
What a great example of Christlike attributes...accepting towards everyone, and
wanting everyone to have a great experience in their lives, it's awesome.
Morgan if you are reading this right now your an awesome girl! Your such a great
example to be, a person who just went to their Senior Ball:) Two thumbs up!!!
You go girl!!! Dances are some of the best parts of high school!!!
Now that I have daughters I realize how important it is to be asked. High
School is a fun but hard time. The more we can find ways to include others the
better.I'm glad that Morgan helped make a difference.Great job!
I did really want to go to prom. For one reason or another I was not the kind of
girl that boys asked out, but I would have loved just a little help. Luckily in
the long run I'm happily married etc. But I still feel sort of sad I never
went to prom. I think its awesome that she gave it a try. I was talking to
someone and a night like this is about the experience and not usually about who
I never attended a formal dance in High School myself. Don't regret it
"Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match! Find me a find! Catch me a
catch!"Well done! I love how you persevered to solve a major
problem that has beset the youth of today.
I missed several proms but I didn't mind not going. I've gone to a
few formal dances where I wanted to ask my date for half of the expenses or just
ask "Why did you agree to go out with me?" That's because I had a
miserable time and I'm sure she did, too. But some dances were actually
pretty fun. The point I'm trying to make is that dating just to be dating
isn't a recipie for having a fun evening. It can be great or otherwise.
I'd rather focus on getting a date with a girl with whom I wanted to share
the evening rather than to be going to an "don't-miss event." In
high school, though, maybe it doesn't really matter. Why would I be
surprised to find out differently?
Maybe you should try reversing it and get every boy asked to the prom. However,
I cannot say I am too on board with this idea. In comparison, how does one feel
if they are now on the especially short list of those that do not get asked to
I am so impressed with this girl. She figured out a critical thing that I
don't think I knew in high school: a lot of high school age kids really
don't know what they are doing when it comes to dating or other social
situations. Kids are not all mean or trying to leave people out or judging
others based on their looks. Sometimes they just need a little information, a
little practice, a kind suggestion. And it sounds like she found a way to reach
these people without making them feel stupid.
What a great idea. Good for her.