Special needs students named prom king, queens at Utah high school

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Monday, February 23, 2015
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UTAH -- A Utah high school has its king and queen after the entire junior class got together to make sure two students were recognized.

Dustin Johnson and Jebba Kamara were crowned king and queen of Murray High School in Salt Lake City ahead of this weekend's prom.

Both are part of the special needs program at their school.

"When we were back stage, they were just glowing up with excitement," junior Mitch Calwson said. "They were just so happy smiling all the time. It made me feel really good inside."

They had the support of their classmates for their big day, and when Kamara and Johnson were announced, they were greeted with a standing ovation.

"These are all my friends and stuff, and it's just really awesome to have such sweet spirits and such happy people," junior Cassidy Backus said.

It was a dream the school wanted to fulfill, and it will help end a good school year with great friends.