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"At first I was disappointed, but going by myself allowed me to avoid all the competitiveness and expenses that usually go with prom," Samey told BuzzFeed.
Samey got the idea from her sister.
"She said, 'The best one [date] is all your college admissions,'" she told Mic.
Samey said her date was low maintenance.
“He stayed in the car most of the time,” she told BuzzFeed. “He’s shy, and also I didn’t want it to get trampled.”
Samey said her friends thought the move was “funny and cute.”
“I didn’t get any negative feedback like I thought I would, and they all were very proud and supportive,” she told Mic.
Social media users supported the idea too.
According to Mic, Samey received a full-ride scholarship to Harvard. She will be majoring in political science with a pre-law track and plans to earn a juris doctorate and a degree in business administration.