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Teen With Special Needs Voted Homecoming King in Manassas City

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    (Published Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015)

    The Osbourn High School football team hit the gridiron in Manassas City, Virginia Friday night for its homecoming game -- and crowned a senior with special needs their homecoming king.

    Alex Guevara Sanches was voted by his peers to win the dark blue crown and sash. School administrators and Sanches' fellow students said they admire his positivity.

    "He is great kid with a great heart. He is always smiling. He is always willing to help anybody out. He always says hi. He always has a high five for me," assistant principal Ashley Faaborg said. "He's just wonderful."

    Sanches only found out at halftime that he would be awarded the crown.

    "I feel happy," he said.

    Homecoming Queen Octavia Samuel said she was delighted to share the spotlight with him.

    "I'm just happy that he won. I wanted him to win this whole entire time," she gushed.

    The homecoming king and queen will appear in a Christmas parade in Manassas City on Dec. 5.