After Whitney Kropp’s 800 classmates nominated the “free spirit” for homecoming court as a cruel prank, Kropp’s small Michigan town rallied around her, donating services and apparel and promising to turn out to support her on the big night.
Whitney Kropp and Josh Awrey, both sophomores.
Kropp decided to go along with it, fighting back against the people who teased her.
It could have been a high-school horror story, but Friday’s homecoming celebration ended up — as The Detroit News pointed out — like “Carrie with a happy ending.”
Kropp and her father.