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The 2015 Parkland High School Homecoming Court includes Hannah Hakim, Jillian Krempasky, Maddie Pope, Erika Foose, Jenn Panny, Jack Dreisbach, Alex Baker, Derek Miller, Mitchell Knafo and Dominic Morrone.PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND The 2015 Parkland High School Homecoming Court includes Hannah Hakim, Jillian Krempasky, Maddie Pope, Erika Foose, Jenn Panny, Jack Dreisbach, Alex Baker, Derek Miller, Mitchell Knafo and Dominic Morrone.PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELAND
Dominic Morrone and Maddie Pope arrive to a loud reception. Dominic Morrone and Maddie Pope arrive to a loud reception.
Jillian Krempasky was crowned Parkland High School’s 2015 Homecoming Queen at the dance Oct. 24 at the high school. Jillian Krempasky was crowned Parkland High School’s 2015 Homecoming Queen at the dance Oct. 24 at the high school.
Jack Dreisbach after receiving the symbols of his crown as 2015 Homecoming King immediately turned and presented them to Dominic Morrone. Jack Dreisbach after receiving the symbols of his crown as 2015 Homecoming King immediately turned and presented them to Dominic Morrone.
Emotional then exuberant, Dominic Morrone celebrates with Queen Jillian Krempasky at the Homecoming Dance. Emotional then exuberant, Dominic Morrone celebrates with Queen Jillian Krempasky at the Homecoming Dance.

Homecoming king abdicates throne, gives crown, sash to fellow classmate

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by Lou Wheeland Special to The Press in Local News

The high school cafeteria was packed with students Oct. 24 as Jillian Krempasky was crowned Parkland’s 2015 Homecoming Queen and Jack Dreisbach was crowned King during the homecoming dance.

The highlight of the evening, though, was the abdication of King Dreisbach as he gave up his crown to Dominic Morrone, a fellow student with a rare genetic disorder.

This act drew loud cheers from students and more than a few tears flowed from many in the crowd.

According to Special Ed teacher Amanda Keifer, two exceptional students Dreisbach and Maddie Pope embraced Morrone and gave him a special weekend.

“Dom is proud of that sash. He came in wearing it today,” she said.

“I’m so proud of the students here.”