"No girl wants to be ’king’. But since I’m a little more outspoken than my girlfriend, we felt I would be able to handle everything that came with the title -- good and bad," said Noel-Marie.
"Personally, I think the world of both Noel-Marie and Miranda. They are both exceptional young ladies," said John Arfuso, one of their teachers, "As for their being nominated and eventually voted prom king and queen, I have always been a proponent of letting people decide and voice their opinions on their own without being suppressed. In this case, the students of NWCTA voiced their opinions and sent out a resounding message that they could care less about gender in terms of our prom... Had the general populace of the school been non-supportive, they simply would not have voted in favor of them winning."
Of course, not everyone agreed but it does not matter, the majority was in favor of Noel-Marie and Miranda.
"The fact that Noel-Marie and Miranda remained true to themselves is very commendable and is almost certain to help pave the way for future students struggling with self-acceptance issues throughout our nation’s educational environment," saud L. Champeau, a health education specialist at the school.