Arapahoe High School in Littleton, a school that has seen its share of tragedy, named a couple with Downs Syndrome the Homecoming King and Queen.

The couple, Noah Stokes and Khrystya Gordon were named homecoming royalty by their classmates and were honored at the Homecoming Parade as well as the dance.

The school has seen nine suicides in the last few years and many feel the character of the school and of the students is proof they have turned the corner.

Including the pair was proof enough to Noah's mother:

“It’s just a great community. They’re warm, loving, inclusive,” she said. “It’s just an amazing community. Ever since Noah’s been in school, every year has gotten better, and this is just the cherry on top.”

Asked for his response to it all, Noah was happy to share his feelings at being named Homecoming King:

“I was happy, I love it," he said.

Well done, Arapahoe High School.


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