Patrick Farves is having a rough week. Not only did the reigning Miss America turn down his prom invitation, but he got suspended from school for even asking. On the plus side, though, he'll probably have no trouble finding another date thanks to his newfound fame. PHOTOS: The 4 Most Awkward Moments Of The 2014 Miss America Pagaent On Thursday, Nina Davuluri was giving a speech to the students at Farves' Pennsylvania high school about STEM studies (science, technology, electronics and math) when Farves seized the opportunity to ask his crush to the dance. Farves, an 18-year-old student who describes himself as something of a class clown, had gotten the idea well before the assembly and was warned against it by school faculty. He went for it it anyway. READ: How Miss America Nina Davuluri Stays in Shape During the question-and-answer portion of Davuluri's speech, he sprang from his seat, popped the question, and walked toward the front of the auditorium to present her with a flower. Directly afterward, he treated his classmates to an impromptu victory dance: Farves has since been sentenced to a three-day in-school suspension at Cenral York High — but not merely for trying to get himself a date. His school's officials released a statement explaining how they came to their decision, writing, ""It is not our practice to disciple a student for asking someone — even Miss America — to a school dance. However, it is our practice to set expectations for student behavior, to communicate those expectations and rules to students and families and to ensure those rules are followed within our schools." SEE IT: Miss America Contestant Bares Tattoos in Bathing Suit Competition Miss America, for her part, was "flattered by the gesture," but ultimately had to turn Farves down "due to [her] travel schedule," as she explained on Facebook. Still, Davuluri, 25, seems to think Farves' punishment was a bit harsh. "I later learned of the disciplinary action taken and reached out to the school in hopes that they will reconsider their decision," she also wrote. "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." READ: 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Miss America Pageant But despite Farves' suspension and rejection, he doesn't not too bummed. He's already appeared on the "Today" show to talk about the incident, where he claimed that even his mother is a bit "amused" by all the press. And by the looks of his recent photo below, he seems pretty satisfied with himself, too.