Homecoming queen shares title & crown with friend and fellow nominee who has Down syndrome
At S&S High School in Texas, two different seniors are holding the title of homecoming queen this year.
The teen who ended up winning the coveted crown decided to do something a little bit different – something that will make you believe there is still a ton of good in the world.
Last Friday, the homecoming court took the field for the big game.
Seniors Trinity Arrington and Emily Petty were both nominated to be the queen.
Trinity made a royal overture Friday when, after being named homecoming queen, she decided to share the crown and title with friend and fellow nominee Emily, who has Down syndrome.
“I didn’t think I was going to win. I told everyone that asked me if I wanted to win that I wanted Emily to win, so I told them to vote for her,” Trinity said.
“I decided to give my crown to my sweet friend Emily because she’s always wanted to be a princess,” Trinity told KXII. “So I decided she deserved it.”
“I love her everyday,” Emily said to KXII.
Trinity and Emily said it’s a night they won’t forget.
“We got to hold hands and we waved at everyone, and we blew kisses to everyone on the Collinsville side, they were really excited for us,” Trinity said.
“I blew a kiss to my friends,” Emily said.
But for these girls, it’s more than sharing a high school title.
“She’s always been my queen,” Trinity said of Emily. “She deserved it. It made her happy.”
It’s a bond that goes beyond their moment on the football field. It is a friendship that is truly fit for royalty.
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