Academic Magnet High School - North Charleston, South Carolina.


Academic Magnet High School - North Charleston, South Carolina.


Academic Magnet High School - North Charleston, South Carolina.


How to Propose to Your Semi Date!

No one could reject these proposals.

We’re back from winter break, so you know what that means. Semi season is approaching us faster than we realize. What’s supposed to be a fun school dance usually ends up being a stressful time for all the type-A planners and control freaks. For some, there is so much to worry about getting together for one night. What are you going to wear? Where and when should you eat? Where are you getting ready? Where are you taking pictures before the dance? How are you getting to school? Where are you going after the dance? One thing you should not worry about, however, is who you are taking to semi as your date. If you’re worried about how to ask someone to be your date; don’t worry, I got you. I’ll be proudly watching over you as you perform your victory slow dance in the gym while I am away.

  1. 10 Things I hate About You Recreation

A classic. This one is definitely loud and proud, so it’s probably best to make sure your date will most likely say yes to your proposal. The movie 10 Things I Hate About You is an iconic coming-of-age love story in which the guy is paid to get the girl that refuses to flatter anyone. The guy, Patrick, decides to think outside the box after many failed casual attempts at flirting. He crashes her soccer practice and performs “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio in a flamboyant and goofy, yet charming way. The girl, Kat, can’t help but crack a smile at this display of affection made special just for her. Even if your future date wants to keep it low-key, how could anyone reject someone that’s singing and dancing on the bleachers? I think a good alternative to fit the grounds of AMHS would be a performance throughout the patio at lunch time. You could stick with the same classic song or you could change it up. Here are some of my song suggestions:

  • “At Last” by Etta James
  • “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green
  • “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor
  • “My Girl” by the Temptations


2.  AMHS Sports Game Announcement

Preseason is upon us and the spring sports are in full force by the time Semi-formal comes around. The spring sports include lacrosse, soccer, track and field, baseball, and more. The first step of this plan is to rile everyone up to attend the game of your choice– bonus points if you are on the team or your potential date is on the team. You could make an announcement on the morning announcements to attend the game or you could make flyers encouraging everyone to come to the game. Once the game day rolls around, make some connections with the announcer of your game of choice. Have the announcer ask your date over the speakers or speak for yourself. For example, “Serena Williams, will you be Jonathan’s date to semi-formal?” The crowd goes wild. How could they say no?


3. Stanley Cup

Trendy, useful, sturdy– the Stanley cup has become the next big thing of the season. Everywhere you turn, Stanley cups of all shapes, colors, and sizes sit on multiple desks in each classroom. This proposal includes the purchase of a classic Stanley water bottle. If your potential date already has a Stanley cup, you could design your own custom water bottle for them on the website (! Once you have your 40 oz Clean Slate Quencher H2.0 Flow-State Tumbler, grab his or her’s favorite Starbucks drink to pour into the Stanley cup. The most important step must be executed very carefully: write “will you stanLEAD me to the dance floor at semi?” on a small piece of paper drenched in your perfume or cologne. Fold the piece of paper into a tiny ball and shove it down the top of the Stanley straw. Meet up with your potential date at their house or during first block to gift them their present. Make sure to let them know that you prepared a surprise inside the cup (they will think that you are talking about the Starbucks inside, but really it is the note that you’re talking about)! If they start choking on the piece of paper, just perform the Heimlich maneuver and suddenly, you’re their hero! How could they reject someone who saved their life? Better yet– how could they reject someone that gifted them a Stanley cup?


4.  Romantic Bath

Let me set the scene for you… vivacious plethoras of red roses placed carefully within the bathroom walls, the warm scent of a lavender candle slowly burning, a thick and fluffy white robe folded neatly on the corner of the bath, a brand new MacBook placed on a tray over the hot, bubbly bath with your Netflix account on the screen. “Will you be my date to semi?” spelled out in suds across the surface of the bath water. I know what you’re thinking– how am I supposed to get inside their bathroom? Most people carry their house keys on their keychain, so right before the dismissal bell rings, snatch their keys as they make their way to the parking lot. Stranding them without their car keys gives you a head start to get to their house before they do. Try each key on their keychain until you find the right one and make yourself at home. You need a little break every once in a while, too. Bring in all of your supplies and start setting up the roses. In the meantime, throw the robe in the dryer to warm it up. Spell out your proposal, unbox the MacBook, and now it’s time to sit and wait. Your lucky date could not be more excited to take a hot, romantic bath after the frustrating afternoon they have had because of you. This is such a positive twist on their day that they could never say no to you now!


If any of these work out for you, let me know!



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