PEYTON, Colo. (KKTV) - This year's homecoming queen and king for a small Colorado community are a great representation of how everyone should treat others.
Hannah was greeted by friends, family and teachers after she was named Peyton's Homecoming Queen on Oct. 5, 2019. Photo by KKTV.
"I try to be like her," the recently crowned King, Adam, said about the Queen Hannah. "I think I've done well trying to be like her. So kind and caring and humble, you know?"
Adam had a smile from ear to ear as he stood next to Hannah on the football field moments before their names were called. The stands erupted with cheers when the homecoming royalty was announced.
"It's something I'm going to take to my grave," Adam explained. "I'm going to remember this for a long time."
Adam will remember that night for the rest of his life. As he escorted Hannah off the field, he made sure everyone knew it had to be "ladies first."
"We're just so incredibly blessed to be part of this community," Hannah's mother Edwina Woelfel stated. "We're just blessed, I love it."
Hannah has Cerebral Palsy. She's confined to a wheelchair with limited physical mobility. But her condition isn't the reason she was named the homecoming queen for the Panthers. Every person 11 News talked to that night, including her teacher wanted to make sure the world knew how kind and caring Hannah is.
"She's just so amazing," special education teacher Vicky Martin said of Hannah. "Her smile brightens everyone's day."
The message Adam had for the community went far beyond the honor of the crown on his head.
"The teachers here have so much patience for us," Adam said. "There's nowhere I'd rather be than here. This is the only place I want to be."
Play the video at the top of this article to watch the moment the two were crowned.
Peyton went on to defeat Ellicott 43-0 that night.