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MENOMONEE FALLS (WITI) -- Prescott Doebler, a junior with down syndrome at Menomonee Falls High School, was surprised to be selected to prom court by his classmates. Saturday night at the prom, he was shocked to be crowned king.

"He knows more people here than some of the teachers here know. You walk down the hall it's 'hi Prescott, hi Prescott,'" said teacher Melody Czubinski.

Doebler is a special ed student, and part of Best Buddies, a program that helps build leadership skills as well as friendships.

"I don't think Prescott realizes how special this is other than he loves to be social," said Prescott's mother, Carol Doebler.

He may not have realized how special it was until he was voted Junior Prom King -- by a landslide.

"I got goosebumps. It's just amazing. I think, I don't even have words, it was so exciting," said Best Buddies Vice President Morgan Scrobel.

"Yeah, it's prom. I'm so excited to be here, and dinner, and pizza. It's so great," said Doebler.

Doebler will be part of the 18 to 21-year-old program at Menomonee Falls High School. He's already taking classes outside of the special education program and next year he'll start looking for work outside of school.

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