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Pranksters nominate girl for homecoming queen and get their comeuppance (+video)

A homecoming prank played on Michigan high school sophomore Whitney Kropp, is turned around. Her tormenters' comeuppance is a community rallying to give her free dinner, photos, hair and nail design, shoes, gown, and tiara for Saturday's dance.

WXYZ-TV in Detroit reports on how the community of West Branch, Michigan is rallying around Whitney Kropp.
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A Michigan community is trying to make things right after a 16-year-old girl was named to a high school homecoming court as part of an apparent prank.

Whitney Kropp told WNEM-TV she felt betrayed after some of her classmates at West Branch's Ogemaw Heights High School suggested that her selection announced this month at the 800-student school was a joke. She said she had been picked on in the past, but it intensified afterward.

"I thought I wasn't worthy at Ogemaw Heights at all," she said.

As word spread, however, community members rallied behind the sophomore. She's expected to appear at Friday's homecoming football game. And The Detroit News reports businesses will buy her dinner, take her photo, fix her hair and nails, and dress her in a gown, shoes, and a tiara for Saturday's dance.


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