It seems Glee got it wrong: the different and special kids in school not only don't get picked on, they might just be crowned homecoming queen. 18-year old Mariah Slick is the first Azle High School homecoming queen with Down syndrome. In a society where those with special needs are constantly marginalized, this comes as a pleasant surprise. Even Slick herself never expected her classmates would crown her homecoming queen. Slick is known for her warm and friendly personality. “She is well-liked by everybody,” her friend Jordan Arnold [told CBS]( ""). “She is sweet -- a real sweetheart!” Slick is also an active member of the student body. She is an avid supporter of the school and has hardly ever missed a game, according to ABC. She is also an excellent student, plays sports and was even a cheerleader. Slick bested three other contestants to win the title during halftime of the school’s homecoming game. "I never dreamed she would be nominated homecoming queen, especially since she has special needs," her mother, Susan Slick, told [CBS DFW]( ""). video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Slicks’ triumph in the homecoming is a great accomplishment. She is an inspiration to many that restrictions shouldn’t prevent anyone from aiming high and doing their best.