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Student with disabilities named Tooele High School prom queen

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Posted at 10:26 PM, Apr 28, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-29 01:24:16-04

TOOELE, Utah – Students at Tooele High School danced the night away at their prom this weekend, but it was their choice of junior prom queen that made it a night to remember.

Alisha Hollar is a student at Tooele High School, and she has cerebral palsy. She was named junior prom queen Friday night after classmates spent the last week campaigning on Alisha’s behalf.

Hannah Webber is the junior class president at Tooele High School, and she said Friday’s event was something special.

"I just know that it’s gonna make this prom that much more special to have such an amazing, truly beautiful person inside and out be our prom queen and to be the queen for our class," she said.

Alisha’s parents were at the prom to see their daughter crowned, and Alisha’s father, Mike, said it was wonderful.

"Very special moment,” he said. “She's been a very special moment in all of our lives, but this was something else, and the kids that gave it to her was incredible too."

Mike Hollar walked his daughter down the steps of the Utah State Capitol, which is where the dance was held.