Prom is extra exciting for a couple in Thief River FallsThief River Falls, MN (WDAY TV) -- It's prom season, with grand marches all over the area tonight, but some extra excitement in Thief River Falls.
By: Kayla Strayer, WDAZ, WDAY
Thief River Falls, MN (WDAY TV) -- It's prom season, with grand marches all over the area tonight, but some extra excitement in Thief River Falls.
"We have two of our brightest stars here in Lincoln."
Hundreds of people are gathering inside Lincoln High School anxiously waiting to see the couple of the night.
Sara Johnson: "Nate was born with cerebral pulsy and Rachel was born with a chromosomal abnormality."
Rachel, a senior at Lincoln, asked Nate to prom...he said yes.
Rachel: "That makes me feel very awesome."
The happy couple got the honor of being the first to walk out during the school's prom celebration, called the Grand March. Nate is confined to a wheelchair, but decided to make a change tonight.
There was a personal request by this young man that he be able to walk in Grand March. So always remember and don't forget that sometimes those dreams do come true.
Peter: "It's a big thing for him to get out of his chair."
Sara: "Nate and Rachel amaze me every single day of the week and so I'm just really happy that everyone else gets to see it tonight."
After the grand entrance, there was still a big surprise to come.
Sara: "The students are very excited about it and Rachel doesn't know yet but she's prom queen."
Elle: "She's going to be ecstatic."
Rachel: Are you excited? "Ya I'm very excited."
Elle: "She told me she felt like a princess."
The students tell me this years prom will be a tough one to beat.
It's going to be a late night for Nate and Rachel, prom lasts until well after midnight.