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Positive Black Male News: Students with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king, queen

Positive Black Male News: Students with Down syndrome crowned homecoming king, queen

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Great news was delivered to two students last week who made history as the first-ever seniors with Down syndrome to be crowned homecoming king and queen in Florida.

The night marked a momentous occasion for Travjuan Hunter and Semone Adkins, who celebrated with their families after they were announced winners during Friday night’s homecoming football game at West Orange High school in Orange County, Fl.

According to WKMG, Hunter and Adkins were among 12 other students up for the honor and the winning candidates were announced based on the number of votes submitted by the school’s student body.

The results were kept hidden until the coronation ceremony on the school’s football field where they were later revealed and dubbed Hunter and Adkins as homecoming royalty. The crowd cheered in support.

The two students have reportedly been friends for many years — and their parents were overwhelmed by the news and glad they were able to share the honor together.

Adkin’s mother, Karen McNeil told WKMG: “It was a dream come true, because I always knew that she was going to be something great in this world and this is just the beginning for us.”

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Positive Black Male News: Montel Williams Announces New Show

Positive Black Male News: Montel Williams Announces New Show

Positive Black Male News

montel_williams_240x320Popular, Emmy-winning author and motivational speaker Montel Williams debuts his uniquely inspirational/motivational new show “Living Well with Montel Williams”  via an online portal, as VOD, utilizing new media as the platform to deliver high quality, subject specific content relating to health and wellness.

Known for his passion in taking on a wide scope of health and wellness topics, Montel will feature and interview guests with a focus on ways to better people’s lives – culminating into a core message that will inspire ordinary people to live well.

Having overcome his own personal obstacles at the age of 43 when he was diagnosed with MS and thrust into a new reality, Montel believes that people facing struggles can not only survive, but they can also thrive. “I am excited to launch my new show and truly look forward to providing the useful and relevant information to assist in helping better the lives of Americans”, Montel says, his dynamically updated content will be home to these types of extra-ordinary perspectives:

What viewers will recognize as traditional daytime format will be paired with in-depth educational content designed to provide a more complete user experience on www.livingwellwithmontel.com.

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/5643790/montel/videos/31350539

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