A teenage girl was left visibly shocked after hearing that she had been named her school’s homecoming queen in footage that is sure to touch hearts around the world.
According to reports, Emma Wright was awarded the distinction by the student body at East Forsyth High School in North Carolina.
The 18-year-old was among nearly a dozen girls vying for the title of homecoming queen. Together, they gathered on the school’s football field for the big announcement, and when it came, the moment was every bit as tear-jerking as one might imagine…
By all accounts, Emma Wright is popular among her classmates at East Forsyth High School. The 18-year-old has Down syndrome, but she’s never let that stand in the way of being a positive, friendly presence in the institution’s halls.
Even so, she couldn’t hide her shock after she was handed the honor of being named her school’s homecoming queen for this year.
As per reports, Emma joined a number of other girls in contention for the prestigious accolade, while her father was stood by her side as the results from the school’s student body were read out.