He was a hit. "All my friends danced with him," Ryanne said. "He slow-danced with me.
Then the DJ dedicated a song to Justin Bieber and his date. "We danced to the song 'Boyfriend' by Justin Bieber," Ryanne said.
But first came the catered dinner, held in a former Foodland, where the juniors had done "a wonder job" decorating to the theme "A Walk in the Park."
Then it was off to take photographs in the park -- in the rain. "Unfortunately, he started to melt," Ryanne lamented.
Between the rain and all the dancing, Justin was pretty damaged when Ryanne carried him away after the last dance.
Her friends urged her to keep him in the car during the post-prom bowling party. "I said he has made it this far, he can make it the rest of the way," she said.
After graduation on May 31, Ryanne is going to Europe for 10 days with her godparents. Then it's off to WVU, where she plans to major in speech pathology.
As for her date, she admits he's pretty rough-looking now. "He can barely stand."
Reach Rosalie Earle at ea...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5115.