Local teen drives 15-hours to ask military boyfriend to prom

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Tyrone High School has a competition, where students try to come up with the most creative way to ask a date to prom.

In an attempt to win, senior Sarah Goldenbaum drove 15 hours to Georgia to surprise her boyfriend at his basic training graduation.

“I hid behind the car, and his family walked over him and greeted him and everything and then they brought him back, and I jumped out from behind the car and with my sign,” Goldenbaum said.

The sign read, “On a scale of 1 to America how free will U be for prom?”

“I was trying to think of a cool…military theme, and I went on Pinterest to try to find some ideas and just kind of like created my own thing,” Goldenbaum said.

Goldenbaum’s boyfriend Aaron Lewis is in the Army National Guard and just graduated basic training at Fort Benning. He was only expecting his parents. 

“He had no idea cause I told him I couldn’t go,” Goldenbaum said.

So the all the planning paid off when he said yes.

“He was so surprised. He was happy,” she said.


Of course, Goldenbaum and Lewis are hoping to win the contest. Tyrone Promposal stories can be found HERE.

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