«I’ve dreamed about it since my freshman year, but I never knew it was possible for me,» she told KCTV5.
«Just knowing that I did this, and that I just broke some barriers, I can’t even put it into words what I’m feeling right now.
«I’m just excited and hope this is going to help others out there.»
Her mother, present at her side during the Homecoming Parade, said she was very proud of her daughter and urged parents to support and protect their children.
Photo by Grady Reid/KCTV