Lexington Votes Student With Down Syndrome Homecoming Queen

  • 10/8/2018 2:10:53 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

LEXINGTON, OH - On Friday, October 5th Lexington High School students voted Bridget Trago, a 17-year-old with Down Syndrome, as their homecoming queen.

Bridget is a cheery student who loves her classmates and was very confident about her odds of winning the crown. "Everybody likes me, and all my friends love me," she said in an interview.

She was one of five students in the homecoming court. Each girl dressed up in blue for the homecoming assembly on October 5th and was escorted to the stage with a song of their choice playing in the background. Bridget was escorted by Cade Stover, and chose "I Love Rock and Roll" by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts as her soundtrack. 

When all five candidates were seated on stage, each of them were presented with a box of roses. Four of the bouquets were white, and the queen's were red. When Bridget pulled the red roses from her box, the auditorium roared with cheers and applause, and she received her crown with a smile.

In her first act as queen, Bridget sang the National Anthem at the Lexington homecoming football game.

"I love you all," she said to her classmates during her acceptance speech, "and I always will. Go big Lex!"

As the crowd screamed, she blew them all a kiss.

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