Hometown Heroes: High School Helps Senior's Dream Come True

WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- High School senior Molly Collins always dreamed of being prom queen. She even had her own tiara. Little did she know her dream would come true last weekend.

Sierra Ledbetter is a member of student council and heard about Molly's dream. During prom, Sierra saw Molly and her dear friend Brett Schneier dancing. The two have downs syndrome but they don't let that slow them down a bit.

Sierra knew she needed to help Molly get that crown.

"There's a lot of disappointment everywhere and I mean, getting something that you deserve is a big accomplishment in itself," Sierra said.

She decided to go to fellow council members and classmates and encourage them to vote for Brett and Molly.

When the votes were counted, the Prom King and Queen were named. As Molly received the sash and crown, she glowed and cheered with excitement on the dance floor.

"Thank you," she said to fellow students. Brett was named King. "I was excited I was happy for her, for Molly."

It was their time.

Brett and Molly wear their crown and sash around school with pride, for them being voted into royalty was a moment they will always remember.

Sierra teared up as she talked about seeing Brett and Molly receive that honor.

"It was a blessing for me. A lot of people were happy and when they got nominated and danced it was just kind of their moment. I know that for Brett and  Molly they will never forget this and that's one of the things that made it the best night for me."

Brett and Molly will have to removed their crown and sash this evening and replace it with their caps and gowns.

They graduate from West Plains High School this week.

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