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High school student gets homecoming date with Lindsey Vonn

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado
In this Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, photo provided by the U.S. Ski Team, Lindsey Vonn, left, stands for a photo with her date, Parker McDonald, after the 16-year-old Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy student escorted the Olympic gold medalist to his homecoming dance in Vail, Colo. McDonald says he needed a date to his homecoming dance, so when Vonn walked by his lunch table while she was visiting his school, he asked her. (AP Photo/U.S. Ski Team, Doug Haney)
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VAIL, Colo. – Parker McDonald found the perfect last-minute homecoming date in the school lunch room: Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn.

The superstar skier was visiting Vail Ski and Snowboard Academy on Thursday when the 15-year-old McDonald worked up the courage to ask her to his dance. She accepted, and the two had their impromptu date Friday night.

Vonn posted on her Facebook page that McDonald was “cute, nervous and very polite,” leading to her positive response. She also said she never got a chance to go to a school dance when she was growing up so she was very excited.

Vonn also posted pictures from the dance on her page on Saturday.


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