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Teen With Down Syndrome 'Moved To Tears' After Being Named Homecoming Queen

Senior Emma Wright was overcome with emotion after she was voted homecoming queen for Forsyth High School in North Carolina.

Screenshot of FOX8 WGHP’s YouTube video of Emma Wright’s reaction when she is named homecoming queen

In a touching moment at East Forsyth High School in North Carolina, a student with Down syndrome, Emma Wright, was crowned homecoming queen.

Emma was radiant in her glittering pink dress and couldn't hold back her tears of joy when her name was called.

The high school's principal, Rusty Hall, emphasized the students' deep affection for Emma.

"You can see her dancing in the cafeteria, and the hallways, she's loved by the entire student body."
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Upon learning she won, Emma said:

"So amazing. I started crying as soon as they called out my name."

Her father, Brad Wright, was bursting with pride for his daughter.

He said:

"We had no idea, it's something that you prepare for. Just getting dressed, getting all the things done and we are so thankful to be a part of East Forsyth family and so excited for Emma and the opportunity they gave her tonight."

The newest homecoming queen of East Forsyth High School is a varsity cheerleader and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Her post-high school plans include attending Western Carolina University. She would eventually like to open up a bakery and ice cream shop.

Principal Hall spoke about the support Emma received from the student body:

"It's what we try to push here. Everybody is included, everybody's voice matters regardless of your background, your life before you got here."

He continued:

"Once you're here, you're family. And we appreciate the contributions of all of our students and tonight was a perfect example."