For high school seniors, prom is one of the most important events of their year. Student Jett Kobs can certainly relate to that, as he prepared himself for the dance in April 2017. However, when he decided to choose an older woman as his date, faculty members gave him a letter.
A resident of Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, Kobs was a student at Unity High School, starting his senior year in 2016. As is tradition in America, prom was scheduled towards the end of the school year, allowing the teenagers to celebrate alongside their classmates. For the student, though, the event inspired him to do something very special.
When Kobs was a youngster, he would regularly visit his grandmother Sara Brown, who lived just a mile-and-a-half away from him. However, that changed as he got older. “He’ll come down here and chill,” she told local network KMSP in April 2017. “[But] now that he’s in high school, and especially [during] his last year, we haven’t seen too much of him.”