Student with Williams Syndrome has been crowned homecoming King.
Scotty Maloney was handed the honor by the nominated winner, Jessee Cooper. Jessee, along with Drew Gibbs and Zeke Grissom were all nominated but made a pact that the winner would hand over the crown to Scotty.
Drew and Zeke withdrew themselves from the event and the audience applauded with a standing ovation as Scotty was honored. "I just wanted Scotty to experience something great in his high school days", Cooper, the junior at Unionville Community High School, told Nashville ABCNews.
Williams Syndrome causes difficulties in learning and speech. This syndrome also causes over socializing and an overly happy personality. Scotty's classmates says he is a joy to have at school because he is always happy and smiling. Everyone loves having him around.
Across the country, stories of special needs students being crowned as school royalty, has become common. For instance Brittany McGee chose Jordan Rogers, a student with cerebral palsy to escort her to homecoming. His mother told ABC News (NY) that he was so happy; he slept with his suit for a week before homecoming.
Watch a clip of Scotty Maloney at the following link: http://abcnews.go.com/US/tennessee-homecoming-king-nominees-give-crown-teen/story?id=18295338