Two life-long friends with Down Syndrome crowned homecoming king and queen

For the first time ever, two high school students from Florida with Down syndrome were crowned homecoming king and queen.

Travjuan Hunter, who goes by Bubba, and his queen Semone Adkins stood in a football field on October 11th in front of all their peers who cheered them on as they were adorned with crowns and handed bouquets of flowers.

Bubba proudly wore a black tuxedo and Semone stunned in a floor length sparkly gray dress.

The two lucky students were among 12 students at West Orange High in Central Florida competing for the title of homecoming king and queen.

‘I am so excited, I am so proud of my son,’ said Janice Morgan, Bubba’s mom to Click Orlando.

Morgan added that Semone and Bubba have been lifelong friends and that sharing this moment is truly heart-warming.

‘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,’ said Karen McNeil, Semone’s mom.

Today.com reports that both Bubba and Semone were elected separately which means one of them could have won without the other. They won together and they earned it.

With 3,800 students at the largest high school in the county voting for them each individually, there’s no question that they made a glowing impression among their peers.

‘It was something that I can’t explain. When they chose Bubba and Semone for the homecoming king and queen, I feel that those kids really proved that they are just like everyone else, and they can do anything any other person can do,’ said McNeil.

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