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Making the homecoming court is a big deal to any high school student.

Some students in Keller, Texas, worked together to bestow that honor on someone they say truly deserves to be a queen.

For 18-year-old Lindsey Miller this was her signature moment. Miller's peers voted for her. She was in the spot light and everyone showed her how much they loved her.

The Fossil Ridge High School senior with special needs was the best part of Thursday night's halftime program, according to family and students.

For an entire week, Shelby Bowden and her friends rallied the high school around Team Lindsey.

For an entire week, Shelby Bowden and her friends rallied the high school around Team Lindsey.

"Talk to Lindsey and see how sweet she is you'll see her personality and just how sweet and loving and caring she is," Bowden said. "And we thought let's get Lindsey on the court she deserves it, so Nikki and I got on Twitter and Instagram that night and we said vote for Lindsey Miller as Homecoming Queen"

Then it was time. Nick Foster was chosen to be homecoming king.

"When they called me down there I was thinking in the back of my mind I want her to win," Foster said.

And she did.

Angela Loftin, Lindsey's mom, said this a great moment for her daughter. "When they announced her as one of the nominees for Homecoming court the crowd went crazy and it made me very very proud," Loftin said.

"It was amazing it was probably one of the greatest nights of my life really," Bowden said. Her best friend was overjoyed.

Loftin said, "It's every mother's dream to see their daughter graduate or to walk her down the aisle for when she gets married. My daughter may not have that opportunity but these two girls gave her that"

Another friend of Lindsey's had the same sentiments. "To us it's just a crown and a sash but to Lindsey it's just, it means the world to her"

Lindsey's mom says she is forever grateful for this gift.

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