Ah, the 'Proma'! High School Students' Unusual Proms and Prom Moments


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"It's just quite common around here," Darcy Garretson, who's both the Haxtun schools superintendent and the high school principal, told KMGH.

How to Ask a Girl to the Prom

As if asking a girl to the prom wasn't stressful enough, California teenager Jason Pitts surprised intended prom date Lianna Cohen by serenading her with his request -- in class.

Guitar in hand, Pitts walked into Cohen's third-period class at Santa Monica High School and started to sing, backed by several of his friends.

"I've been planning this for a few months now and I really wanted to ask Lianna in a cute way and I have a passion for music, and I wrote a song specifically for the occasion," Pitts said during an appearance on "Good Morning America".

Lianna said yes, although Pitts confessed that "had an inkling" that she would be okay with it.

The video of the prom moment has been viewed nearly 200,000 times since it was posted to YouTube on March 27. Reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. Pitts appears to have won the hearts of teenage girls and women across the country. Guys not so much.

It's All About the Dress

Everyone remembers what they wore to the prom, and the angst they had in choosing just the right outfit. Some girls have gotten creative and worn dresses made out of duct tape. Others have worn outrageous get-ups and gained instant notoriety.

Philadelphia retailer Dress Goddess is offering a dress that will make any girl the star of the prom: for a price.

The company took a dress from the designer La Femme and customized it with diamonds, bumping up the price from $398 to $13,997.

"It's safe to say that there are literally hundreds of diamonds on each dress," Dress Goddess founder Jon Liney told ABCNews.com.

Two of the dresses have already sold, but the buyers were adults who were no longer of prom age, Liney noted.

The dress is pricey, but there's been "enormous interest" from prospective high school graduates, Liney added.

"What I look at is the continuing love of celebrity culture and shows like 'My (Super) Sweet 16,'" he said, referring to the MTV Show that showcases the lavish sweet 16 parties thrown by the super-rich for their children. "You could surely watch that show and then think of our dress and say, 'Well it's not totally out of the realm that a parent may buy this dress for their daughter.'"

ABC News' Susan Donaldson James contributed to this report.

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