Prom is one of the most important life events there is for a teenager. If you’ve been homeschooled then the night would naturally be a pivotal moment for celebration and camaraderie. One homeschooled Virginia teen, however, had that moment ripped away from her when she was kicked out of her own prom.
Seventeen-year-old Clare was hugely excited for her prom night. Indeed, she had even picked out the perfect dress: a glittery silver number that she had found after searching in six different stores. She had finally found something that she loved and – having saved weeks’ of tip money from her job – could afford.
Writing on her sister’s blog, Clare noted that the prom dress code was simple. “Ladies, please keep your dresses fingertip length or longer,” it read. Accordingly, the teen took care to check the length of the dress several times before leaving the store. Clare even tried her outfit on with heels, just to make sure that she would be complying with the rules. And she was confident that she would pass the test.