It was a night to remember for Fossil Ridge High School students, especially for Lindsey Miller.
Getting on the homecoming court is a big deal for any high school student. However, Miller's friends thought to bestow the honor on someone they say truly deserves it.
Miller is a special needs student. Over the past week, longtime friend Shelby Bowden and fellow cheerleader Nikki Dinh rallied support from Fossil Ridge students for "Team Lindsey". "We thought, let's get Lindsey on the court she deserves it. So Nikki and I got on Twitter and Instagram that night and we said vote for Lindsey Miller as Homecoming Queen," said Shelby Bowden.
Thursday night rolls around and FRHS is taking on Richland at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex.
At halftime, Nick Foster gets crowned king. "When they called me down there I was thinking in the back of my mind, I want her to win," he said.
Then, the big moment comes when the announcer calls out Lindsey Miller's name. Tears are falling, the crowd is screaming and Miller gets crowned as queen. She bounces up and down while holding of a beautiful bouquet of yellow flowers.
"When they announced her as one of the nominees for Homecoming court, the crowd went crazy and it made me very, very proud," said Lindsey's mom Angela Loftin.
She said she is forever grateful for this gift. "It's every mother's dream to see their daughter graduate or to walk her down the aisle for when she gets married. My daughter may not have that opportunity but these two girls gave her that," said Loftin.
"It was amazing. It was probably one of the greatest nights of my life really," said Shelby Bowden. She too was on the homecoming court but she didn't want to win. She lobbied heavily for Team Lindsey.
"To us it's just a crown and a sash but to Lindsey it's just, it means the world to her," said Nikki Dinh.
When asked what she did when she heard her name over the loudspeaker, Lindsey said she started crying. She then thanked the crowd who voted her as their homecoming queen.
The FRHS Panthers also won the game 42-22 over the Rebels.
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