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Aquin High School In Illinois Randomly Assigns Prom Dates

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How would you feel if you were randomly assigned a date for your high school prom?

Maybe you had a childhood sweetheart, and the idea of going with someone else would have broken your heart.

But if you were anxious about finding someone, knowing for sure you and all of your friends would definitely get dates would have taken the pressure off.

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If you fit into the second category, you'll love what's been going on at Aquin High School for the past 91 years.

In what has become tradition, AHS students have a prom lottery, meaning they get no say in who they take to the dance, WREX reported.

Crazy, right?

It actually makes a heck of a lot of sense. The idea assures nobody is left out or goes alone, and it intends to help classmates bond.

Unsurprisingly, people are split down the middle over whether or not this is a good plan.

Some think it's simply adorable...

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...while others have their doubts.

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Junior class adviser Michelle Gallagher told WREX,

I think most people are in disbelief, and a lot of people say they would hate it. 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.

I'm sure people would complain a lot if this was introduced in 2017, but as it's a long-running tradition, the kids accept it and enjoy the process.

The boys are taken to the library where, one by one, they pick the name of the girl they'll be taking to prom.

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Cue wild celebrations if one of them picks a girl he has a major crush on, naturally.

Meanwhile, the girls wait anxiously in the gym — and when the guys pour in, they each perform unique skits to ask their girl to prom.

OK, maybe it's a little unusual.

But for me, a high school that assures every kid gets a prom date is a high school that's doing something right.

Citations: Aquin High School students continue tradition with prom draw (WREX)