Unlikely Prom King

Friday, April 27, 2012 - 12:17pm

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

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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