Principal at California School Halts ‘Prom Draft’
NEWPORT BEACH, California — A principal at a Southern California high school is cracking down on a student tradition called “prom draft” that involves male students ranking female students and then selecting a date from the favored pool.
The Orange County Register reported Tuesday that Corona del Mar High principal Kathy Scott sent parents an email about the NFL-style draft over the weekend.
The long-standing tradition is not affiliated with the school and has operated mostly in secrecy.
Male students draw draft picks in a lottery but can pay to improve their draft number so they can pick the date of their choice.