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Homecoming Queen Gives Crown to Her Bullied Friend

Homecoming Queen Gives Crown to Her Bullied Friend

Two Texas high school seniors blew the crowd away after fighting back after a cruel act of bullying occured in their school. 

Anahi Alvarez and Naomi Martinez decided to make a pact after their friend, Lillian Skinner, fell victim to a cruel prank, according to a Today Show segment posted on Today.com. Skinner, who has been bullied throughout her high school career, was told that she was nominated for homecoming court, when she wasn't. In response, Alvarez and Martinez, who were nominated for homecoming queen, made a pact that if either of them won, they would give Skinner their crown. 

"She'e one of the nicest people I've ever met," Martinez said of Skinner in an interview with NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. Alvarez agreed and said Skinner was an "amazing girl."

"We need people in this world like Lilly," she added. 

At last week's homecoming game, Alvarez won the title, and called out, "Lillian Skinner, please step up and receive this honor." In front of an entire crowd of onlookers, Skinner received the crown. 

"I was like wow, really? Wow," she said. "It's like a dream or something."

Alvarez said she has no regrets in giving up her crown for Skinner. 

"I always say, 'Lilly won. I just ran in her place, in her position," she said. "When they ask me, 'Were you homecoming queen?' I say, 'No.' I say 'Lilly's homecoming queen.'"

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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