There is a video at the link, and also here.
Mariah Slick is the first Azle High School homecoming queen with Down syndrome.
The high school senior, according to KVUE, never expected that her classmates would crown her the queen of their homecoming.
She is known for her warm personality, but even her parents were surprised by the nomination. "I never dreamed she would be nominated homecoming queen, especially since she has special needs," her mother, Susan Slick, told CBS DFW.
The 18-year-old high school student is one of the school's biggest fans, and according to ABC, hardly misses a game. It seems everyone has something nice to say about her as well.
Nearly 90% of babies diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome will be aborted here in America. Some people argue, unconscious of the eugenics aspects of their argument, that parents who find out that a child will have Down syndrome have a moral obligation to have their children executed before birth, to spare them "suffering."
The students at Azle High School would quite likely disagree, some of them strongly, with that kind of thinking. I'm so proud to live near these great kids, to know a couple of graduates from this school, and to see such a cloud of witnesses to the intrinsic value and dignity of every human life coming from them in a message that was so loud and clear it got picked up by the international media. Above all of the cacophony and clamor of our culture of death's propaganda, deeds like these lift like angelic voices proclaiming the truth that life is worth protecting and valuing in all human beings, from conception to natural death.