Friday, January 25, 2013

Great New Twist on Homecoming Queens, Kings

In this age of bullying and school violence, it's totally awesome to see a trend coming out of schools that make you really think the kids are alright.

A recent example of this comes from Unionville Community School in Tennessee. Recently, the school  had its annual crowning of the Homecoming King. There were three finalists, all of them popular, handsome, big with the girls. Typical homecoming king material.

When it came time to crown the king, the leading vote getter, Jesse Cooper and the two other finalists had other ideas.  They asked that the another classmate, Scotty Maloney get the honor instead, according to television station WKRN in Nashville.
Unionville Community School Homecoming King
Scotty Maloney with the Homecoming Queen recently

Maloney has Williams Syndrome, which interferes with his ability to speak and learn. But everybody at the school really likes him, so why not honor him, goes the perfect, wonderful logic

"I've been blessed with so many things," Cooper said. "I just wanted Scotty to experience something great in his high school days."

The boys that had been nominated for homecoming king said they were honored to be nominated, but something being named homecoming king isn't something you think about all the time for the rest of your life. But crowning Maloney King will be talked about forever.

These young guys have a great perspective. Another reason why I say the kids are alright.

The title of homecoming queen or king usually goes to the stereotypical popular Alpha student. But I have noticed a trend in which quite a few schools seem to be steering the honor to really, really nice kids, but ones that traditionally get cast aside.

It is so nice to see this new breed of homecoming queen and king get their day in the sun. Watch another great example in the video, below:

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