A seventeen-year-old girl found out that going to her senior prom without a date did not have to be an embarrassing experience.
No one asked Priscilla Samey to the prom but that did not stop the vibrant teenager from taking someone far more important than any boy – her Harvard University acceptance letter.
Not only was she accepted at Harvard, she got acceptance letters from six other Ivy League schools. Now things are starting to become clearer. Maybe the boys in her school are a wee bit intimidated by smart girls like her?
Priscilla tweeted on Saturday, “Couldn’t find a man to accept me for prom so I took a college that did #Harvard2021 #prom2k17.”
Her tweet soon attracted the attention of netizens on Twitter, who commended her on such a huge accomplishment and for knowing at such a young age that there are more important things in life than having a date for the prom.
Priscilla may not have scores of suitors who wanted to take her to the prom, but she sure has an impressive list of colleges that want her. Aside from Harvard, she also got accepted to Yale, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, Columbia, and Brown.
It was Priscilla’s sister who gave the Minnesota teen the idea of taking her acceptance letter to the prom.
“She said, ‘The best one [date] is all your college admissions,'” Priscilla said in an interview.
Her sister’s advise made sense to her, and so she did exactly just that. She not only went with a “guy” who accepted her for who she is, she also saved a lot money in the process.
“I took a date that was pretty low maintenance, so I didn’t have to pay for his dinner,” she said. She also wore a beautiful dress, made by a family friend, that reflected her African roots. Priscilla’s parents are immigrants from Togo, a country in West Africa.
As early as now, Priscilla is proving she has a good head on hear shoulders.
Her classmates all loved the idea of the acceptance letter prom date.
“They all thought it was so funny and cute,” said Priscilla. “I didn’t get any negative feedback like I thought I would and they all were very proud and supportive.”
Priscilla intends to major in political science with a pre-law track at Harvard and plans to get both her juris doctorate and a degree in business administration so she can go into business law.
This is what she has to say to other teenagers like her about applying to colleges and writing a killer essay: “Be true to yourself.”
“There’s a lot of pressure nowadays that there’s a type colleges want,” Priscilla said. “Stick to your roots, and write essays that reflect who you are as a person.”
Photo credit:Priscilla Samey