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10/20/2008

A Better East Texas: Homecoming Queen

Last time I spoke with you about a contrast of behaviors surrounding high school students.  Today, another example that our children can do the honorable thing even when it can slap the ego.  I viewed the story of Kristin Pass, a high school senior in Aledo, Texas.

  Kristin is like most high school seniors, excited about graduation, looking forward to the future.  Her friends and family describe her as the friendliest person they have ever met.  Kristin was also honored recently by being selected as Homecoming Queen of Aledo High.  The video shows her standing there on the 50 yard line of the football field when her name is announced.  What is also special about Kristen is that she was born with Down syndrome.  Her classmates voted her Homecoming Queen because, they say, she earned and deserved it. 

So here is a senior class in today's high school environment, coming together to recognize one of their own - a deserving, outgoing, warm-spirit who just happens to have Down syndrome.  It is special to hear of stories like Kristin's, but it is equally meaningful to hear about her classmates coming together displaying the noblest of character traits - selflessness.  It is an example for us all and one that makes for a Better East Texas.

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