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Dickson Co. high schoolers select very special prom queen

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DICKSON, TN (WSMV) -

In a world where it's tougher than ever to be a teenager, the students at Dickson County High School are setting a great example.

Faith McDonald, a student with Down Syndrome, was crowned prom queen last weekend.

"She's good at the happy tears," said Faith's mother, Lisa McGovern.

Faith's best friend, Brooke Sims, set up everything for Faith's first prom. The two first met in a support group for students with special needs called PALS, and on prom night they were just proud to be two glammed-up teen girls ready for a fun night.

"My ears pierced, my fingers done, my toes done, my bracelets and my necklace - I got a lot of bling," Faith said.

But one piece of bling was still missing when they went to dinner on their double date before the dance.

"Oh, and she made a wish on her French fry. I told her to make a wish, and she made a wish to be prom queen. And then later that night, after she got it, she was crying and hugging us, saying, 'My wish came true!' It was really sweet," Brooke said.

"The whole student body, just the love that I saw for her, it was just incredible," said prom king Holden Foster.

Days later, the love is still pouring out on her mom's Facebook page, where more than 48,000 people liked a picture of Faith wearing her tiara and sash.

"Anybody who doesn't think there is good kids out there, there's wonderful, wonderful kids here," McGovern said.

Perhaps the biggest moment of the night was when the prom king skipped a party with friends to share a dance with his fellow winner.

"I didn't really know how to dance, but we danced. And I asked her if she wanted to spin, and she said, 'Yes.' And when she spun around, that is what really won the crowd over," Foster said.

"And they were wiping tears away. It's awesome that they put themselves aside and are happy for her," McGovern said.

Faith is carrying on a family tradition with her new title. Her mother was a prom queen at Hickman County High School.

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