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High school names down syndrome students king and queen


WEST ORANGE, Fla. — Two West Orange, Florida high students with down syndrome were crowned homecoming king and queen this weekend.

It’s the first time it’s ever happened in central Florida.

It was certainly a time where memories were created and barriers were broken.
They’re the stars of the show.

They’re breaking down barriers and stigma that come along with down syndrome.

Samone and Bubba are the first central Florida students with the condition to ever be nominated to a homecoming court.

With her being able to be on homecoming court, that is very awesome, said Samone’s mom.

The crowd went wild as Samone and bubba were introduced,

Competing against five others for the crown, they paraded around the football field in fancy cars, waving to the crowd.

And then came the big moment, Bubba was crowned the king and Samone was crowned.

Their mothers moved to tears. And the two seniors themselves smiling ear to ear.

This couple has been friends for a lifetime, growing up on the same street together.

Saturday they’ll attend the homecoming dance together as high school royalty and an inspiration to all.