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Penn State Student Surprised With Virtual Grad Party Proposal

Although today’s a special day for thousands of Penn Staters, one soon-to-be graduate has an extra reason to celebrate.

Penn State senior Kelsey Martinez was celebrating her graduation from the university earlier this week when her now-fiancée decided to take the party to the next level. However, instead of popping the champagne, he popped the question.

“Will you take my great-grandma’s ring and make me your husband?” he asked before celebrating with his soon-to-be wife.

Naturally, she said yes.

Martinez celebrated alongside her three kids before hopping on a Zoom call with 30 members of her family to tell them the good news. She’ll graduate from Penn State’s World Campus with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Her surprise grad party was complete with an assortment of blue and white balloons, Penn State decorations, and a rendition of the Blue Band’s iconic “Hail To The Lion” to provide the perfect celebration ambiance.

Congratulations, Kelsey!

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Matt DiSanto

Matt proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

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