ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Homecoming is a right of passage in high school, but at West Mesa High School this year, there was a moving moment.
“I want to say thank you to everyone who elected me,” Domonic Fisher, senior quarterback, told an assembly gathered on campus Thursday.
Fisher could have kept the crown and everything that goes with the honor, from the yearbook photos on the court to the bragging rights decades to come at class reunions.
But on Wednesday, the new king abdicated, calling up Anthony Harris to take the crown.
“This is the real king of West Mesa,” Domonic said.
Thursday night, Harris was the homecoming king at West Mesa’s homecoming at APS’ Community Stadium.
“This kid is so amazing, he’s so caring, he’s so giving, he’s so loving,” Domonic told KRQE News 13.
“Just to see his face and to see the crowd, it was just amazing,” he said.
Reacting to the surprise, Harris said, “It’s good to be king.”
Denise Harris, Anthony’s mother, said, “This will last a lifetime. It really will.”
Anthony and Domonic have been friends for two years. They were brought together through the Best Buddies program. It pairs up students at school to help out those who have disabilities.