(LATIMES) — Sitting around a bowl, a group of Newport Beach high school boys took turns plucking folded papers with numbers written on them. The lower their number, the better their odds of landing a prom date with the girl of their choice.

Casting aside the tradition of actually asking someone on a date, some male students at affluent Corona del Mar High School say they select prom dates in an NFL-style draft — selling first-round picks to those eager for a top selection.
High school holds ‘draft’ for prom dates
Corona del Mar High School is under scrutiny for holding an NFL-style prom date draft.

Word of the “prom draft” prompted Kathy Scott, the school’s principal, to send an email to parents over the weekend, saying that “it is not OK for any student to be objectified or judged in any way.”

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