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Aledo High seniors pick classmate with Down syndrome as homecoming queen
Never has the selection of a homecoming queen sent so many tears falling so freely.
Kristin Pass, an 18-year-old senior with Down syndrome, became Aledo High School’s homecoming queen Friday to a joyous standing ovation and the flutter of a thousand tissues on a remarkable night for an amazing young woman.
Her grandfather, Dr. David Campbell of Corsicana, escorted her onto the field and gave her a quick kiss on the cheek as Kristin joined eight other young women in the Homecoming Court to await the results of the vote, cast by the 360-plus members of Aledo High’s senior class.
Erica Pace, Kristin Pass and Kelsey Williams (left to right) pose for a photo after homecoming festivities at Aledo High School. Ms. Pass was named homecoming queen.
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Then came the announcement … and pandemonium.
“Oh my gosh! I was sitting in the student section and everyone stood up, crying and cheering for Kristin,” said longtime friend and fellow senior Meaghan Geary, 17, who first met Kristin in the third grade. “It was great!”
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Posted on October 16, 2008, in Daily Word, General. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
How amazing!! this story really Touched my heart!!!
Wow, that is a moment that young lady will never forget. One of my best friends was the homecoming queen and the prom queen…she still occasionally puts those crowns on. She says you can’t help but feel pretty wearing a tiarra. 😀
That’s a great story about a community, especially highy school students, doing a great thing.
What a heart touching story. My aunt lives in this tiny little town and this is a story about a small towns heart. BIG
Thanks you Jesus that the Love is still there and growing.
Just as a response Hays High School chose a special ed student for homecoming queen and a black student for king. As far as I have been told by teachers this has never happened.
Wonderful story! Glad; to hear about Hays high, also!