16-year-old Whitney Kropp made headlines a couple of weeks ago when her story of being bullied caught many people’s attention. The sophomore student from West Branch, Michigan was nominated to be part of the homecoming court as a cruel joke by other students. Whitney thought about killing herself when she was told that it was all a prank, but after support from her community, she decided to turn the tables and have the last laugh.
After hearing about her story, local businesses decided to support Kropp by donating everything she needed to attend the homecoming game looking beautiful including her dress, jewelry, shoes and even hair styling and makeup.
Whitney was escorted to the field by her father and grandfather while students from the opposing team cheered her on. With a whole new confidence and state of mind, she proudly took her spot with the rest of the homecoming court.
She is spreading a message to other victims of bullying to not let bullies bring them down and to stand up for what they believe in. Whitney showed everyone that the best revenge is showing that you can be happy and rise above the negative that is thrown your way.
What do you think of Whitney’s courage and choice to attend her homecoming game?