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May 22, 2013

A crowning moment

Classmates make night extra-special for 'prom prince'

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Finally, Nyman talked to Abby, who is three years older than Logan and is currently living on an Air Force base in Florida with her husband.

“Her husband is amazing,” Nyman said. “He just said, ‘I’ll buy you a ticket so you can go home,’ so she flew down, spent the weekend and it worked out perfect.”

Once it became apparent that Logan would be attending prom, Hague decided to find a way to make the night special for him. He spoke to Barbara Perry, who had been the main teacher for the gym class he helped teach, and she asked if he could figure out a way to have Logan named prom king.

“I thought that was going to be a stretch because people might think its biased because he’s special needs,” Hague said. “So I told her that, and she said, ‘see what you can do.’”

Instead, Hague came up with the idea for Logan to be named prom prince. He talked to the teachers who were judging, and they loved the idea. So he went and bought Logan a sash and crown, and then told Logan’s family his plan so they’d know what was going on.

“When he got it, everyone went wild,” Hague said. “They started announcing the prom king, queen and court, and when they said ‘And our prom prince, Logan Nyman,’ everyone started screaming and chanting ‘Logan! Logan!’”

Due to his good nature, Hague said everyone loves Logan and he is very popular with his classmates. After the announcement, he said Logan didn’t stop smiling for the rest of the night.

The way Logan responded to the event was also a pleasant surprise for his family because of his tendency to be quiet and reserved. But despite a mishap early in the evening where he spilled soda on his sister’s dress, he eventually warmed up and started to tear up the dance floor.

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