OGDEN -- When Gerri Brown learned her son, Trey, had been nominated to be homecoming king at Ben Lomond High School, she asked if students were being nice or making fun of him.
Her first instinct was to protect her son. Trey has gone through the special education program in the Ogden School District starting with preschool, and parents of special-needs kids fear the taunts their kids may receive. Brown needn't have worried.
"I found out it was absolutely nice," she said Thursday night after Trey and fellow special-needs student Alexis Martinez were announced as Ben Lomond's 2011 Homecoming Royalty, chosen by the vote of the student body.