High school student invites his 92-year-old great-grandmother to his senior prom

Many high school students begin to anticipate prom as soon as they set foot on campus as freshmen because it is one of those unforgettable experiences. But some people never make it to their senior prom for a variety of reasons.

As a senior at Watford City High School in Watford City, North Dakota, Dakota Wollan had no intention of attending his prom. Although he could have asked some of his classmates, he didn’t really want to.

But then his father struck upon a brilliant idea.
The high school senior decided to craft a proposal for his 92-year-old great-grandmother because he liked the concept.

“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,” he told KFYR.

He admitted that he was still “pretty nervous” despite asking a family member.

Madeline Miller was ecstatic, so it turned out he had nothing to worry about.

She admitted, “I had never been to prom before,” she said.


Madeline questioned why he would invite a 92-year-old to the prom when there were so many young women in the school.

Age was irrelevant to Dakota because, according to him, if not for his great-grandmother, neither he nor his great-grandmother would have been able to attend their respective first proms.

At the senior prom at Watford City High School, the two were a hit.

“We walked out on the floor, and everyone just went wild,” Dakota said.

“walking beside my great grandson, listening to this music as we walked and people clapping and hollering.” according to Madeline, were her favorite aspects of the dance.