homecoming queen with cerebral palsy-Waverly-Shell Rock-SchoolCourtney Tharp’s fellow high school students aren’t at all surprised that she was named homecoming queen this week. They love her smile, her enthusiasm and her upbeat attitude about everything. Who cares if she struggles with fine motor skills or has some speech difficulties?

Diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was 9 months old, Courtney, now 17, found out on Monday night that her fellow seniors wanted her to be their queen, wrote TODAY’s Laura T. Coffey.

As applause erupted and homecoming court members gave Courtney high-fives, her stunned parents began to cry.

(WATCH the video below or READ the story from TODAY)

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