BARRINGTON, Ill. -- Two students with Down Syndrome at Barrington High School were named the 2016 Homecoming King and Queen, and how they found out was captured on video.
Earlier this week, the king and queen nominees gathered at a school assembly. To find out who won, the nominees had to open cardboard boxes to see if they had blue balloons inside. When Matt and Talia opened their boxes, the entire student body erupted with cheers, some running up to hug the new king and queen. Some even shed tears of joy.
On Saturday, Matt and Talia will ride in a horse-drawn carriage down Main Street in Barrington for the school's homecoming parade.
They'll also be honored during halftime of the school's football game.
Congratulations Matt and Talia!