In a historic event, central Florida high school named two students with down syndrome their homecoming queen and king last weekend.
Semone Adkins and Travjuan “Bubba” Hunter were escorted by their mothers in what My Fox 8 described as a “historic moment.” The Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida claims the honor was the first of its kind in Florida’s history.
West Orange High’s football captain Hayden Griffitts said the study body legitimately voted for the couple because they genuinely like Bubba and Semone and they wanted to honor their infectious attitudes.
Although Griffitts was nominated as well, he said, “This didn’t happen because we feel sorry for them or something. They really deserve it.”
Bubba’s mother became emotional when she told Fox, “I am so happy. Words cannot express what I’m feeling right now. I am so proud of him.” Bubba’s mother then turned the crowd as she stood on the football field and yelled, “We love you guys!”
As the newly crowned couple rode in on black Maserati and red Ferrari, their classmates cheered them on and gave them a standing ovation during the formal ceremony.
The school’s principal said how proud he was of his school, explaining that Bubba and Semone are kindhearted students who love to dole out hugs to everyone.