High schooler takes his 93-year-old great-grandmother to prom

Tuesday May 12th, 2015

Drew Holm and his date turned a lot of heads at the Crothersville (Ind.) Junior-Senior high prom last week, as the teenager showed up with his 93-year-old great-grandmother to the end of year dance. 

Drew told Wave-3 News that when he told the family matriarch that he did not have a date, Katie Keith, who last attended a prom in 1940, jokingly offered to go with him. The teen decided it was a great idea and set about persuading Keith to join him at the dance.

He said, 'Will you go to prom with me?' I said, 'Drew, my goodness, I don't want to go to the prom with you. Surely you can find a real cute girl to go with you.'"

Holm said, "She was like, 'No, go find someone prettier.' I was like, 'No, I can't do that. You're the prettiest woman.'"

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School administrators waived the school's 21-and-under age limit for the prom, and Keith hit the dance floor with the teens, while still getting home for her 9:30 p.m. bedtime.

Brendan Maloy

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