Did you see this news story about an Aledo High School girl who has Down’s Syndrome getting elected homecoming queen? I have a soft spot for kids with Down’s but I think everyone would enjoy this story.
Here’s a few quotes from the article:
By MICHAEL E. YOUNG / The Dallas Morning News firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
“Kristin has a lot of friends – she likes everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re tall or short, pretty, not pretty, smart, not smart – she likes everybody. She has great friends. And Aledo is a great community.”
“She’s just the neatest kid in the whole wide world,” added her aunt, Chari Hust of Houston, “and everybody sees that.”
She was so thrilled, her mother said, that she took her crown to bed with her.
“She’s real proud of it,” her friend Meaghan added.
Kristin and her family, including sister Kendall, now a freshman, moved to Aledo when Kristin was in the third grade. She was embraced by the people in town through good times and bad, including the death of her dad, J.T., two years ago.
Kristin doesn’t care what’s on the outside, Meaghan said. She’s friends with everyone, and everyone admires that.
“She’s the person we all want to be,” Meaghan said