FREEPORT, Illinois -- Prom is something most high school students look forward to, and at Aquin High School in Freeport, Illinois, a decades-old tradition was continued as juniors and seniors picked their dates.
Here's how it works: The boys drew the names of girls at random in the library, while the girls waited for them in the gym. Then, the boys came out and performed a skit before they revealed who their date is.
It's tradition at the school, and it's about bonding with classmates, and making sure no one's left out.
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"I think most people are in disbelief and a lot of people say they would hate it. I've had a lot say 'Oh I would hate that.' But I think after they kind of hear the rest of the story and hear what goes into it, I think a lot of people are actually intrigued by it. It's less of a date and more like something fun to do with your classmates," Michelle Gallagher, junior class adviser said.
The tradition began in 1926, and is aimed at ensuring all students have a date to prom.