A freshman at Lincolnton High School could hardly believe she landed a nomination to the homecoming court for the big fall dance. She had expected a more popular girl would be picked.
Later she learned the votes had been a prank. But, she decided not to back down.
As news of the cruelty spread, the school, family members, and the community rallied around her and helped her get ready for the big day.
With the announcement of her name at the school’s pep rally — and in the parade — she got an enthusiastic standing ovation.
Now, in the end, she has more self confidence.
(READ the story from the Charlotte Observer)