HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A transgender student at Marina High School in Huntington Beach made history Friday evening by becoming the school’s Homecoming Queen.
Cassidy Lynn Campbell, who was among five finalists, was selected for the coveted title. The announcement was made during halftime of Friday night’s game.
Earlier in the day, students reportedly erupted in cheers when it was announced that Campbell was among the finalists.
“I think it’s really awesome ’cause a lot of people wouldn’t be able to do what she does. I mean … I would be so scared and she’s accepting everything that everyone is saying. She’s taking it all in … in a good way,” Janet Tran, a student, told CBS2′s Joy Benedict.
After capturing the crown, Campbell told KCAL9′s Cristy Fajardo that she finally feels accepted after years of feeling that she didn’t fit in.