LEANDER, Texas (KXAN) — Hair, make-up, high heels and formal dresses … it’s that time: prom season. And this year, the winning prom queen at Leander High School made a surprising move on the dance floor.
Leander High seniors Abby Cano and Keilany Solano were two of five 2017 prom queen nominees. But when Solano’s name was called as the winner, she surprised her classmates by taking the crown and the sash and placing them on Cano for a real-life fairy-tale ending.
Solano and Cano have been long-time classmates who really didn’t know each other very well. Cano lives with Down syndrome, and she is much-loved and admired at the school. She’s very well known for walking down the school’s hallways and giving everyone high-fives.
That sense of cheer and joy may have inspired what happened next.
“We were in the middle of the dance floor. They had just announced me, and I went …