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After no one asked her to prom, teen takes Harvard letter instead

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After no one asked her to prom, teen takes Harvard letter instead

When no one asked 17-year-old Priscilla Samey to her senior prom, she decided to take someone who did want her: Harvard.

“Couldn’t find a man to accept me for prom so I took a college that did #Harvard2021 #prom2k17,” Samey tweeted on Saturday alongside a picture of herself and her “date,” her Harvard acceptance letter.

“I took a date that was pretty low maintenance, so I didn’t have to pay for his dinner,” she joked, noting that her dress was also relatively inexpensive and was made by a family friend. As the the daughter of Togolese immigrants, she wanted her dress to reflect her culture.

Samey said that she got the idea from her sister, who said when Samey told her about her lack of a prom date, “The best one [date] is all your college admissions,” referring…


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