1. West Orange High School students in Orlando, Florida, chose Semone Adkins and Bubba Hunter as homecoming queen and king, a couple with Down syndrome.
“This makes my heart SO happy!” wrote Elizabeth James, 17. “So proud of the student body at West Orange High School for making these 2 down-syndrome teens their Homecoming Queen and King tonight!”
2. It’s the first time two students with Down syndrome were awarded the honor in Florida, the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida told WFTV.
3. The two made an an appropriately royal entrance. Adkins appeared in a red Ferrari.
5. The couple’s mothers were overjoyed.
“I am so happy. Words cannot express what I am feeling right now. I am so proud of him,” Hunter’s mother, Janice Morgan, said to WFTV. “We love you guys.”
“She is a beautiful girl. Not just outside but inside also,” said Karen McNeil, Adkins’ mother.