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Homecoming King Nominees Give Crown to Another Student

In one of those heartwarming stories, three teens up for homecoming king in a Tennessee school decided that no matter who won they were going to give the crown away.

Students Jesse Cooper, Drew Gibbs and Zeke Grissom were all nominated for homecoming king at Community High School’s basketball homecoming game and they already knew that the crown would go to one lovable student with a genetic disorder. All three of them got together and decided that no matter who truly won they would already talk to the principal and make sure the honor was turned over to junior Scotty Malone, who has William Syndrome (which is a disorder that inhibits speaking and learning.)


“I’ve been blessed with so many things .I just wanted Scotty to experience something great in his high school days”, Cooper said according to ABC. “He’s always happy, so he deserves some recognition for who he is,” said Gibbs.

When they were gearing up to announce who the winner was, the principal told the school what the nominees had decided to do.

“When they called [Scotty’s] name, his eyes got really big and I don’t know that he registered exactly what was happening. It was very, very emotional”, a teacher at the school said. The whole school went crazy in applause and a long standing ovation followed.

In a time where all we hear is bad news of recent it’s reassuring to know that there is still hope for young kids.


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