Teen With Down Syndrome Elected Prom Queen — With Quarterback As Her King

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Only the head cheerleader goes out with the high school quarterback right? Not so at McCamey High School in West Texas, where a girl with Down syndrome got the surprise of her life.

Cesyli Prieto, a high school student with Down syndrome, just wanted to go to prom like everyone else.

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That’s when Adrian Alonzo, the varsity quarterback, asked if she would be his date.

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“I wouldn’t have it any other way,” said Adrian, who presented Cesyli with flowers and a tiara with his prom-posal… the tiara she refused to take off.

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Adrian is “one of the most polite, most conscientious, high-moral character kids that we have at this school,” said Jay McWilliams, McCamey’s principal.

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Cesyli’s mother echoed the sentiment in a Facebook post where she thanked everyone who made her little girl’s dream come true.

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On the night of the prom, Cesyli shined in a sparkly back dress and her tiara, of course.

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But soon the tiara would have to come off to make room for something else… the prom queen crown.

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Cesyli beamed as she spent the rest of the night doing what she loved most… dancing.

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US high schools are depicted in popular culture as being places where ‘mean girls’ and jocks reign in terror. But this story shows quite a different side to the ‘popular’ kid image — here he is kind, compassionate, and simply a wonderful human being. Kudos to him.

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