Thursday, January 24, 2013

This School Has Heart

Homecoming Surprise for Tennessee Teen (ABC News)

"Three Tennessee homecoming king nominees made a unanimous and touching decision that no matter who won, they would give the crown to a beloved student with a genetic condition.
Students Jesse Cooper, Drew Gibbs and Zeke Grissom were all nominated for homecoming king at Community High School's basketball homecoming ceremony.
The teens got together and decided that the winner would turn over the honor to junior Scotty Maloney, who has Williams Syndrome, a neurological disorder that inhibits learning and speech.
'I've been blessed with so many things,' Cooper told ABC News' Nashville affiliate WKRN-TV. 'I just wanted Scotty to experience something great in his high school days.'"
I couldn't resist sharing this.  I think you can see through the photo how excited Scotty was to receive this honor.  The article went on to say how considerate this 500 member student body is to those with special needs.  All schools need to model such caring and consideration. Thank you boys and thank you Community High School.