A student who stood up as the homecoming queen at her high school in California helped comfort the family of a girl who had recently passed away.
Guihea Colon was crowned homecoming queen at Maywood Academy in a graduation ceremony on Saturday, and as the school packed the auditorium, Colon decided to walk out first and give the crown to a senior, according to news reports.
Thought to be the first student of color to win the title, she is using her moment in the spotlight to make a difference in the community she has called home since infancy.
“I was the woman of the homecoming queen,” she told KABC-TV, “and all I did was give my crown to the one girl that earned it.”
Colon praised the “very special lady, sadly called the ‘Princess,’ whose family was struggling with a loss of a little girl. Guihea went on to say that the family “almost lost their loved one, as well.”
She added: “I want to make sure that they know that their daughter is dearly missed.”