High school Student Took his 92-year-old Great-Grandmother to his Senior Year Prom, and Everyone Went Wild

This is the story of a highschooler who didn’t want to go to his school’s prom night but eventually ended up attending it with someone important to him and stunned everyone at the party.

In March 2022, Dakota Wollan from Watford City told his parents he didn’t ask anyone in his class to go with him on the senior prom night because he didn’t feel anyone in his class was up to his liking.

In an interview with KFYR-TV, Wollan said his dad made a unique suggestion when he refused to attend the event due to a lack of a partner.

“What if you invite your 92-year-old great-grandma instead?” Dakota’s father asked him.

According to Dakota, his great-grandmother, Madeline Miller, never attended prom when she was in high school.

“She actually dropped out only after a year-and-a-half of high school to help her family because her father got sick,” said Dakota. “Whenever I asked her, she said she didn’t even remember if schools even held proms during her time.”

Miller was the second eldest daughter of her parents, had 14 siblings, and was so busy looking after her family that even if proms used to exist at that time, she wouldn’t have gone to one.

“So, my dad asked me if I would take her with me to the prom and I was surprised. I don’t know what to say, it’s obviously not something most people would do,” Wollan told the news outlet.

“But I asked her; nonetheless, I thought maybe she’d refuse and we’d just laugh it off,” he added. “But to my surprise, she agreed. And then I had to go,” he laughed.

“It all started with a promposal,” Wollan explained. “I have this old truck she gave me, it’s a 1985 ford she handed down to me and I got it running again. So, I took that truck and made a sign.”

The sign said, “Can I take you to prom in this old truck?”

The high school student said when he showed up on the truck with that sign, and her grandma stayed perplexed for a while. But she said yes and was nervously excited about it.

“I had never been to prom before,” Miller told the news station. “I was just wondering why he would want a 92-year-old going to prom with him when there are so many young girls in the school.”

“It was my first prom, and it turned out to be pretty special,” she chuckled. “Walking beside my great-grandson, listening to this music as we walked and people clapping and hollering,” she recalled as the best moments of the dance.”

Wollan said that when they moved to the dance floor, everyone just went wild.

“It’s a good thing that she said yes because I would have sat the entire thing out if she didn’t,” he said. “My grandma hadn’t danced in 40 years, and this was her chance to sway to the music, and that too, with me, her great-grandson.”

The teen added, “[S]o thanks to her, I got to make a memory for my last prom and her first prom.”

Seeing them dancing and walking, holding hands, brought tears to so many people’s eyes, and everyone praised Wollan.

“Walking beside my great-grandson, listening to this music as we walked and people clapping and hollering,” said Madeline.

“I couldn’t believe I was out there, I felt like I was the belle of the ball.”

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Source: KFYR-TV

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