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How This High School Student With Special Needs Broke a School Record

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This high school’s prom season had a record-breaking moment.

Katie Shipley is a senior at Southridge High School in Beaverton, Oregon. Shipley, who has a rare chromosome disorder and a form of dementia, was recently voted prom queen, USA Today reported. After Shipley told some people she wanted to be nominated, several of her friends began to secretly campaign for her on campus.

Shipley won with more votes than ever before in the school’s history.

In the moment before she was crowned, the crowd chanted “Katie!” over and over.

They made me feel happy,” Shipley told USA Today. “I love being the prom queen. I just love it.”

Watch the moment Katie’s victory is announced at the 0:53-second mark in the video below:

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Originally published: May 20, 2015
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