Students with Down Syndrome Crowned Homecoming King, Queen

Semone Adkins (L) and Travjuan Hunter, who both suffer from Down syndrome, were crowned homecoming king and queen at their high school last week. (Photo courtesy of WKMG)

Great news was delivered to two students last week who made history as the first-ever seniors with Down syndrome to be crowned homecoming king and queen in Florida.  The night marked a momentous occasion for Travjuan Hunter and Semone Adkins, who celebrated with their families after they were announced winners during Friday night’s homecoming football game at West Orange High School in Orange County, Fl.

According to WKMG, Hunter and Adkins were among 12 other students up for the honor and the winning candidates were announced based on the number of votes submitted by the school’s student body.

The results were kept hidden until the coronation ceremony on the school’s football field where they were later revealed and dubbed Hunter and Adkins as homecoming royalty. The crowd cheered in support.  The two students have reportedly been friends for many years — and their parents were overwhelmed by the news and glad they were able to share the honor together.

Adkin’s mother, Karen McNeil told WKMG: “It was a dream come true, because I always knew that she was going to be something great in this world and this is just the beginning for us.”

article by Lilly Workneh via thegrio.com

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