Senior With Down Syndrome Crowned High School Queen.

@Chevee (5915)
United States
October 16, 2008 7:57pm CST
I think this is wonderful and will have a great impact on her for life. When I saw this on the news it brought tears to my eyes. http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=6025166&page=1
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• United States
18 Oct 08
This is one bit of news that actually is uplifting and helps restore faith in people. I think its wonderful that the students of this young girl's school see the beauty in her and acknowledge it so freely and publicly. If only everyone else could see and understand how special down's kids are and what a gift they are to us too. I think they would all be a little happier, because down's kids really do bring so much joy and laughter to us, and just by Being they encourage us to be better, happier, more loving people.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
17 Oct 08
I do believe in integration. It is a wonderful story that a lady with down syndrome was crowned as a high school queen.
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
17 Oct 08
Thanks for sharing the news. I am watching it now. Oh, my computer just runs a little bit slowly!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I think that this is totally awsome! I am glad that they are treating this girl like they should be treating her, just like everone else! And it's about time! I think that this is such a wonderful thing to see! She is a beautiful young girl who has accomplished so much in spite of everything and everybody! She has showed proof that she is the same as all the other kids in every way and deserves to wear the crown proudly! This was just an incredible moment to see! And yes it brought me to tears too!I am typing through tear eye glasses!
17 Oct 08
Hi Chevee, That is such a warm hearted wonderful story, yes it brought tears to my eyes as well, she is beautiful. Love and Hugs. Tamara
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
17 Oct 08
i hopt it was done in kindness. it's wonderful if it was. the reason i say that when i was in school it wasn't anyone w/downs but it was done in meaness to a girl. i thought it was an awful thing to do to her.
@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Wow! That was truly a great story and so cool of the school to vote her as high school queen. Truly inspirational and may Kristen be blessed throughout her life and keep inspiring people.
@bunnybon7 (39353)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Oct 08
wow thats great. how sweet. she must quite a special girl. just like the deaf girl that was miss America. what a roll model.
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
17 Oct 08
I was so happy for that girl, what a wonderful thing for that school to do, that story brought a tear of happiness to my eyes, that gives one l little faith back in humanity...should be more of it...
@mgeise (51)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Definitely a great story. That's a great thing for the school, students that voted her as queen, and the young girl herself. I'm sure this will give her great confidence to carry on a normal and successful life once she is out of high school. Congrats.