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Town rallies around bullied girl after prank Homecoming court nomination

High school sophomore Whitney Kropp was ecstatic when she found out she had been nominated for her high school’s Homecoming court. She had been bullied viciously for her dark clothes and dyed hair, but she still was excited to be able to represent her school during such a big occasion.


And then she learned that it was a joke. Classmates told her that her popular peers had orchestrated the nomination as a prank. Whitney was devastated. Thinking herself unworthy of such an honor as a legitimate nomination, she contemplated suicide, The Huffington Post reports.


That’s when the town stepped in. When word of the prank spread through the small Michigan community, residents refused to let Whitney be defeated by her school’s bullies. Business owners volunteered to dress Whitney in a stunning red gown, have her hair and nails done and take her out to dinner. Families packed the stands at the Homecoming game, where her name would be announced, so that all she would hear was applause.


Whitney did end up going to Homecoming. On a Facebook page created to support her and all teens being bullied, she wrote, “Going to Homecoming to show them that I’m not a joke. I’m a beautiful person and you shouldn’t mess with me!”


We’re hoping this is the start of a movement, of communities coming together to support people being bullied and to instill and encourage better values and behavior from everyone. What do you think, babes?

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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 9/25/2012 12:00:00 AM


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