Being from Boston, we've been following Needham, MA resident Aly Raisman with particular interest. The elder stateswoman and captain of the US Olympic Gymanstics team, Aly Raisman is obviously a big deal around this area - but nowhere more so than her hometown of Needham. While Aly Raisman, due to training requirements, left Needham High School before her junior year to be home-schooled, she maintained her friends at Needham High. Jamie McGill, a senior Lacrosse player for Needham High who has known Aly since they were children, wanted to ask Aly to the high school prom. Given Aly's near celebrity status, Jamie knew that he'd have to make a spectacle out of it.
Using Christmas lights, and some help from Aly's parents in ensuring that Aly would show up at the right time, Jamie McGill spelled the word "Prom?" on the football field. Pretty impressive. And it worked, as Aly said yes. The prom was held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston and Aly wore a gold corsage to match Jamie's gold vest and tie - oh and also to match Aly's eventual gold medals too. Aly had to leave the prom early and miss out on the after-prom party in Cape Cod, on orders from her coach. While it was likely worth the eventual gold medal, that's pretty crappy of her coach - can't the girl enjoy her own damn prom night?
Also, we'll leave you with one last thought. Everyone wants to know if Jamie McGill is still Aly Raisman's boyfriend. As our friend Luke put it best, "now that she's a gold medal Olympian, she doesn't Needham..."Aly Raisman's Boyfriend Jamie McGill,