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Teen Picked For Homecoming Court As Prank Shines At Ceremony

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KHQ.COM: Whitney Kropp, the Michigan high school student who was selected by her classmates to her homecoming court as a prank, dazzled on Friday at her school's homecoming football game.

You may remember that students at Ogemaw Heights High School in West Branch, Michigan nominated Kropp to the school's homecoming court as a joke, but the tables quickly turned when the entire community rallied around in support of the teenager.  This past Friday, she finally got to take the field for the homecoming ceremony.

Kropp told NBC News "I had thoughts about not coming, but you know what, I'm glad I changed my mind and actually came out."  She took the field at halftime to thunderous applause from family, friends, classmates, and even players on the opposing team.

Kropp was pleased that something that started so negative could turn into such a positive experience and hopes her story becomes a lesson to others who are victims of bullying.  "The kids that are bullying you do not let them bring you down," she said. "Stand up for what you believe in, and go with your heart and go with your gut. That's what I did and look at me now. I'm just as happy as can be."

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