POTTERVILLE, Mich. (WLNS) – It’s a story we first told you about last month. Lexus Williams and Baylie Farner were nominated by their peers to be one of five couples in the running for Homecoming King and Queen.
That nomination didn’t sit well with everyone at the school though and just days after the girls were nominated, Lexus and Baylie found their school parking spots vandalized with derogatory words and symbols.
But tonight, just like the day the couple was nominated for homecoming royalty, both Baylie and Lexus beat the odds and 6 News was here for you to share the story they’re calling their happy ending.
It’s been nearly a month since a public discrimination toward Potterville seniors Baylie Farner and Lexus Williams took place but to both girls, it still feels like yesterday.
“We’ve been trying to move forward since it happened we’ve gotten a lot of support but those kinds of things can always drag you down but we’ve been trying to move past it,” said Potterville High School Senior Baylie Farner.
“Sometimes it feels like everyone hates you and then other times everyone’s really nice,” Potterville High School Senior Lexus Williams stated.
Vulgar and hateful messages were spray painted over their parking spots at school and the people responsible have yet to be caught.
“We’ve certainly cooperated with the police in fact they’re now taking the lead on that investigation,” said Potterville Schools Superintendent Timothy Donahue.
Despite the hate thrown their way, Lexus and Baylie didn’t shy away from their homecoming court nominations or from tonight’s festivities.
“It’s been really exciting all day, really busy trying to get through the stands in the dress has been really difficult but it’s a lot of fun,” Williams said.
“I’ve been super excited nervous all day…my stomach’s been nauseous but I’m excited,” Farner stated.
Lexus’s mom, Jennifer Rowden says this is something she never thought her daughter would face and it still brings tears to her eyes.
“I just want to see them walk and I want to hear everyone cheering for them and let them know that they’re loved and supported here in Potterville,” Rowden stated.
And holding their heads high even when others tried to tear them down, paid off in a major way when tonight the two were crowned Potterville high school’s Homecoming Queen and King.