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'It's been a good year for me': East High School Senior with autism wins Prom King

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One eastern Iowa high school senior with autism says he'll never forget this year, thanks to his fellow classmates.

You may remember back in February, Waterloo East High School's crowd chanted for Jason Wright to come in during the basketball team's Senior Night. With just seconds left, thanks to the help of his teammates, Wright got the shot! The crowd even stormed the court, lifting Wright in the air.

This past weekend was also memorable as Jason's classmates voted him Prom King.

Wright said, "I was nervous at first, but it made me feel really good."

The school's Prom Queen Alexis Wroe said there was no question he was taking the title home.

Wroe said, "It was just such an uplifting moment for our school and that night." She continued, "It just made everything come together for our senior year."

From the basketball shot to Prom King, Wright's senior year has been full of memorable moments.

He said, "It's been a good year for me."

But when asked the tough question as to what topped the list as his favorite moment...he had no hesitation.

He responded, "It was probably the dance (as King and Queen with Alexis)."

Making this a year- Wright will always remember.

Jason and Alexis will both be graduating soon. Alexis will be going to Hawkeye Community College to play volleyball and study Occupational Therapy.
While Jason was recently accepted into Project SEARCH at Allen Hospital, which helps students with special needs get ready for the workforce. 

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