Some Sunday Good News: Two Students With Down Syndrome Crowned Homecoming King and Queen


With all the craziness going on in the world, here’s a little something that should make you smile.

History was made in Orange County, Florida on Friday when two students with Down syndrome were crowned homecoming king and queen.

via Click Orlando:

Seniors Travjuan “Bubba” Hunter and Semone Adkins received the honor just prior to West Orange High’s football game against Cyprus Creek.

The two were among 12 accomplished students vying to become homecoming royalty. They were elected king and queen by the West Orange student body and also participated in a talent contest earlier in the week.The selection was kept top secret until Hunter and Adkins received their crowns in a coronation ceremony on the football field.

“I am so excited, I am so proud of my son,” said Janice Morgan, Bubba’s mom.

Morgan said Bubba and Semone have been life-long friends and sharing this honor is something they had never imagined.

“It was a dream come true, because I always knew that she was going to be something great in this world and this is just the beginning for us,” said Karen McNeil, Semone’s mom.

Congrats Travjuan and Semone! It’s great to see an entire student body rally together and uplift people who may sometimes need it more than others.

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