Close Homecoming king candidate: 'I want to change history' KIII 1:58 AM. CDT October 28, 2016 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST HOUSTON (KHOU) - For the first time, a student with Down syndrome is in the running to be homecoming king at Lamar High School.KHOU 11 News sat down with the candidate Wednesday.“I wanted to change history being the first person with special needs to be homecoming king,” said Zachary Smith, a high school senior.Zach says he’s campaigning on behalf of all students with special needs.He knew exactly where to go to get his campaign off the ground – his Best Buddy, Carlton Smith.Best Buddies is a program at Lamar High Schools where students with disabilities are paired with general education students.“I think there is some competition, but I think Zach can win. He will win,” said Carlton.“[Carlton] is my campaign manager, kind of,” Zach said. “He’s put up posters and made sure people vote for me.”Students submitted their votes for homecoming king and queen Wednesday.“It would be a really great honor to win, and I’m so proud of what I’ve done so far to get here,” Zach said.The winners will be announced at the football game against Bellaire Saturday. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Large Crude Oil Ship Makes It's Way To Coastal Bend Umpire passes out from heat CCFD investigating garage fire Beach weather Umpire faints at baseball game Mom fought for seat belt bill to become law after losing child Car erupts in flames in early morning Beeville Punches First Ticket To State In Twenty Years Falfurrias Eliminated After Controversial Call City hosts ceremony honoring fallen soldiers More Stories Man charged with possession after traffic stop May 30, 2017, 5:03 a.m. Cause of early morning house fire under investigation May 30, 2017, 4:07 a.m. Are your headphones spying on you? These won't! May 29, 2017, 1:09 p.m.