Students at Moody High School are gearing up for Homecoming, and this year, they are rallying behind a special needs student that they believe deserves to be Homecoming King.
Moody Senior Dominik Torres had quite the welcoming when he arrived to his theatre arts class Wednesday. The classroom had been turned into election central, as students were hard at work making signs and posters, and even wearing wristbands, all in an effort to make Torres their Homecoming King.
It was Torres' teacher who first came up with the plan to nominate him.
"He's outgoing. He's the nicest person. Ever popular," theatre arts teacher Aileen Elizondo said. "Walks through the hall, high-fiveing all the kids. Everybody is his friend."
It's that positive, friendly attitude of Torres' that has students helping to spread the word that he's running for King.
"It's an honor. He's my best friend," student John Mendoza said.
And Torres doesn't seem to mind the attention one bit.
"He had 20 different girls cheerleaders fighting over him to be his date.>
"He's always interacting. Loves girls, any pretty girl; going to stop and ask what your name is," student Erin Jimenez said. "Has a special place in my heart, and always will."
Of course, his biggest cheerleader is his mother.
"You're going to make me cry. What can I say? He's full of life," said Velma Torres, Dominik's mother. "Just the way you see him, he's like that all the time."
His mom said that even if he doesn't win, Dominik is full of Moody pride.
Moody's Homecoming is Friday, Oct. 18.
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