JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fletcher High School students made Wednesday night's homecoming game a dream come true for a special young lady running for queen.
Cara Stieglitz, a down syndrome student at the school, won the queen's title at Fletcher's homecoming game. Jesse Hughes will wear the king's crown.
Students banded together to nominate and eventually vote for Stieglitz, who thought the world of being nominated. "It would be so much fun to be homecoming queen," Stieglitz said.
Teachers at Fletcher High said Cara has mainstreamed into several elective classes, and also serves as an executive intern to one of the school's assistant principals.
"She's a very serious student. She works very hard. She always completes her work. And sometimes it will take her a bit longer to finish, but she won't stop, she'll take it home and finish it. Super hardworking girl," said Fletcher High teacher, Amy Minton.