Seniors Travjuan Hunter and Semone Adkins made history in Orange County, Florida when they became the first two students  with Down syndrome to be crowned homecoming king and queen. The two students were among 12 students who were vying for the coveted position.  After competing in a talent contest they were elected by the West Orange High School student body.

The selection was kept top secret until Hunter and Adkins received their crowns in a coronation ceremony on the football field.

“I am so excited, I am so proud of my son,” said Janice Morgan, Bubba’s mom.

Morgan said Bubba and Semone have been life-long friends and sharing this honor is something they had never imagined.

“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.

FOX 35 News Orlando

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  • The RealKay

    I love it! It seems like they are surrounded by positive people and it teaches others to not look at the surface but accept people for who they are. Great story!

  • nononsense57

    I just clapped loudly at my desk because of this wonderful story. I am SO happy for them. Congratulations!!

  • ruggie

    This is beautiful, and the gesture reflects so well on their peers!

  • This is so sweet. Look at him with that crown on!

  • Acocoprncess

    I love it, look how proud she looks. Shoulders back head held high, and Bubba is all smiles…proud to have her on his arm.