Bullied Ogemaw Heights teen Whitney Kropp got her night in the spotlight Friday night during the homecoming ceremony.
The 16-year-old stood tall and proud despite being nominated for the court as a joke. She used the negative to turn it in to a positive and shine a light on bullying in high schools.
It's clear Kropp inspired others, even outside her community, as students from other schools came to the game in support.
The Cadillac football team wore orange wrist bands in her honor as well.
"I can't believe kids from the team we are playing are supporting me right now, this is unbelievable," Kropp said Friday night. "I have no words right now."
"We wanted to come here to support Whitney and show her that there are people out there who care," Alli Halladay, a Cadillac senior, said.
"She's standing up for herself and that's something kids don't know how do," Donna Georgieff, a Tawas area senior, said. "That's an admirable quality. Everyone is bullied, she's doing something about it."
In the NBC 25 game of the week, the Ogemaw Heights Falcons upset the Cadillac Vikings 24-21. The Falcons made a field goal with about 10 minutes left in the game, then the defense made stops when they had to to secure the victory on Homecoming. It's the Falcons first league win.
In Frankenmuth, the Eagles came in to the game with North Branch undefeated and that is how they remained. The Eagles jumped out to a 21-0 lead and never looked back. They won big 51-6 stamp their ticket to the post season.
Goodrich traveled to Lake Fenton Friday, the Blue Devils handed them a defeat 34-7.
Montrose wins big at Mt Morris. The Rams win 41-8 and improve to 5-1.