|Published:||Oct 25, 2013 11:06 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 25, 2013 11:28 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla - Two very special students in Fort Myers now have a memory that will last a lifetime. Friday night Mimi Lopez and Guy Benza were voted homecoming king and queen of Cyrpress Lake High School.
But what makes their win historical is that they both have down syndrome.
This is only the second time in the history of homecomings in the United States that both the king and queen have had down syndrome. The only other time was just a few weeks ago in Orlando.
But for these students, it was less about making history and moer about feeling accepted by their friends and fellow students.
"When they announced our name that we are official king and queen, we were so happy and so excited," says Benza.
Students are hoping they will set an example for other schools to be more accepting.
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