Miss America is asking a school in Pennsylvania to reconsider the punishment for a student who asked her to prom during the question and answer portion of an assembly.
Nina Davuluri declined the invitation, saying her schedule didn't allow her to accept.
Patrick Farves, 18, asked her in spite of a warning by the school. He reportedly later apologized for disrupting Thursday's event.
The school issued a three day, in school suspension.
Davuluri was there to talk about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies.
Davuluri made a statement on the Miss America Orginization's Facebook Page requesting that the school reconsider. The full statement is below.
A message from Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri: "On Thursday, a student invited me to prom and gave me a flower while I was giving a presentation in York, Pennsylvania. I was flattered by the gesture although I am unfortunately unable to attend due to my travel schedule. I later learned of the disciplinary action taken and reached out to the school in hopes that they will reconsider their decision."
"Meeting and interacting with students across the country has been an important and rewarding part of my year as Miss America. I always encourage students to follow their dreams through education, and I'm inspired daily by the enthusiasm and aspirations of the bright young adults I have the pleasure of meeting through my travels."