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Dream comes true for McCutcheon senior

April 17 is going to be a very special day for VanLandingham. That's when she'll go to prom, but it started with another memorable day.

Posted: Apr 9, 2021 5:56 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2021 6:34 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) --Two McCutcheon seniors got a big surprise when they were asked to prom.

"I feel so much happy right now," said McCutcheon Senior Payton VanLandingham.

April 17 is going to be a very special day for VanLandingham. That's when she'll go to prom, but it started with another memorable day.

"I've always wanted to do something cool for my last year of prom," said Senior Colby Parker. "So, I thought I'd make it memorable, not just for me, but for someone else."

On Monday, VanLandingham was asked to prom by Parker, but this was no ordinary prom-posal.

"Payton was like, 'I want to go to prom with a football player,'" said McCutcheon Senior Hannah Zubay.

Zubay knew what to do as soon as she heard her best friend's request.

"Charlie needed a date," said Zubay. "So, I was like, 'Why don't I take Charlie and I'll have a friend of mine take Payton.'"

With her plan in place, Parker, a football player, and Zubay made signs and surprised VanLandingham and her fellow classmate, Charlie Nartowicz.

"This is something she's going to know and she's going to remember for her whole life," said Parker. "I'm probably going to remember my whole life because I'm never going to forget this."

"They're seniors as well," added Zubay. "It's their senior prom, and they deserve to have a fun night just like everyone else."
It's clear that Charlie and Payton are looking forward to the experience.

"I feel very excited when I got to prom," said Nartowicz.

"I'm so excited and I can't wait to dance with him," said VanLandingham.

This is the first prom for both Nartowicz and VanLandingham.

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