Jacksonville quarterback gives away his homecoming king crown
JACKSONVILLE, Texas (KETK)
For high schoolers, homecoming is a night to remember. Thanks to Jacksonville High School quarterback Cameron High, last Friday was one his classmate will never forget.
"He put it on my head and he said, Woah Darius!" Darius Holman said.
High gave away his crown and title as homecoming king to Holman, a classmate with autism.
"He put it on my head and then I just like took it off real fast and put it on his head," High said.
He says it was an easy decision to make.
"It's not all about me," High said. "It has never been, since I was young. I have a long story about my life, I've been through a lot, so I always put people in front of me first."
Those who know him best say his actions on friday didn't come as a surprise.
"It really just kind of fit right in to the person that he is and when he did it it was one of those deals where, of course that's what he did, that's who Cam High is," head football coach Wayne Coleman said.
As he went on to score touchdowns, his newly-crowned friend cheered from the stands.
"I'm excited because he did the right thing, he was being great and proud of me, because I was proud of him all the time," Holman said.
High says he stands up for his friend when people aren't so nice. He says kindness is key.
"There's a lot of selfish people out there, the world is really tangled right now, but I hope and pray that God changes it," High said.
For now, he's doing what he can to change the halls of Jacksonville High School.
"Be nice, have good friends," Holman said. "When we grow up, probably when we graduate, I hope we still have good friends."