"Tonight restored my faith in humanity and our younger generation. Not because Henry, a young man with Down's syndrome won the first ever "Mr. Eureka High" pageant but because of what I saw out of the other contestants at dress rehearsals and back stage. They all had quick costume changes, their own talent to prepare for and nerves going out on stage but every single one of them assisted Henry and encouraged him to be the best he could be. One was late for his cue during dress rehearsal because he was making sure Henry had what he needed first. When Henry won, they all won because this group of young men worked as a team and put their neighbor first. I wish somehow they could all get recognized for what no one in the audience saw. I am SO proud of my Henry boy and all of his hard work. I thought tonight, as his "coach" it would just be fun but it was so much more. These young men and the young ladies who danced with Henry give me faith in the future. If ANY of them come looking for a job, hire them. You won't regret it!"
Credits: Betsy Totten
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