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Homecoming Queen Shares Crown with Fellow Nominee with Special Needs

When she won the crown, she didn't hesitate to share her moment in the spotlight.


Being crowned Homecoming Queen is a dream-come-true for most high school seniors. But when it happened to Trinity Arrington at S&S High School in Sadler, TX, she gave up her crown to make one of her fellow nominees happy.

(Source: Melissa Summarsal Facebook )

Seniors Trinity and Emily Petty were both nominated for the title this year, and Trinity, who didn't think she was going to win, told everyone she knew to vote for Emily. Emily has Down Syndrome, and the two developed a friendship over the last year during time spent together in the school's special education classroom.

Trinity (L) and Emily (R) tell local news station KXII-TV about their special friendship.

(Source: KXII-TV )

So, when Trinity's name was announced as the winner during the Homecoming football game last Friday, she accepted the crown, but then had a different idea.

"I decided to give my crown to my sweet friend Emily because she's always wanted to be a princess. So I decided she deserved it," Trinity told KXII-TV .

The crowd cheered the girls on as Trinity placed the crown on Emily. Then, the two held hands and made their way across the field.

(Source: Jayson-Shelley Petty Facebook)

"We got to hold hands, and we waved at everyone, and we blew kisses to everyone on the Collinsville side," Trinity said. "They were really excited for us."

"I blew a kiss to my friends," Emily added.

While the excitement of the moment will surely fade over time, the girls know that their friendship will never go away.

(Source: Jayson-Shelley Petty Facebook)

"We got to be it together. I think that was the best part for me," said Trinity.

"She's always been my queen, she deserved it. It made her happy." - Trinity Arrington

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