Ashley and Preston

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How We Met: Preston and I met in September 2013. I was the JV cheerleading coach at Camden High School and at the time, he was a substitute teacher. My cheerleaders came into practice one day and said, “Coach, we think you should meet our substitute.” At first, I was nervous. I didn’t even know this guy and, at the time, I hadn’t really been wanting a relationship. But I gave it a shot anyway. That night, I added him on Facebook and a couple of nights later, we met at the varsity football game at Camden High School. And we’ve been inseperable since then.

How He Asked: Camden High School’s first home varsity football game was September 4, 2015. At half time, OMI’s song “Cheerleader” started playing and all of the cheerleaders started clapping. When I looked up, I saw Preston walking through the crowd right to where I was. He grabbed my hands and I stood up from the bleachers. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes! The crowd erupted in claps and yells and the cheerleaders, who had introduced us two years ago at this exact same place, were holding up signs that said “Ashley, will you marry me?” It was the best night of my life.