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A boy with Down syndrome sweeps away the competition to become prom king

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POSTED: Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 11:30am

UPDATED: Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 11:34am

Max Jackowski of Lake George, New York has not stopped dancing since Saturday and really why should he?

He is after all the Lake George junior-senior high school's new ordained prom king, Down syndrome and all.

When max's name was called, students and staff quickly rose to give him a standing ovation.

"I just started to cry it was joyful it was exciting, and honestly it's kind of a blur," said Lisa Jackoski, Max's mother.

Not only did max win, he won big. Eighty percent of the votes went to him.

It was an amazing and almost surreal end to a school year or years that haven't always been easy for a boy with special needs and his family.

"They not only made max so happy, I mean, they really reached deep inside and I think they made this decision with their heart." said Max's mother.

It's not however Max's peers' hearts that earned him this title, it was his.
 

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