Powder Springs student gives up Homecoming crown to friend

Credit: Krissy West 
Credit: Krissy West 
A Powder Springs student acted like a true queen when she handed over the homecoming crown she had just won to a fellow student, who she thought deserved it more. 
 
During McEachern High School’s homecoming game Friday night, senior Kyla Chang was crowned homecoming queen. But instead of relishing in the honor, she had a better idea. 
 
Chang immediately handed the crown over to her classmate, Tyersten Kimber, making good on an agreement she had made with other students on the homecoming court that, if any of them won, they would give it to Kimber, who, they all agreed, deserved to be queen. 

Kimber is the captain of the school’s Mighty Indian Cheerleading Squad.
 
The heartwarming scene was captured on video. Loud screams can be heard as Kimber is crowned homecoming queen. 
 
Her parents said they’ve never been so happy in their lives. 
 
Tyersten’s life story has been one of triumph. 
 
She was born prematurely at Northside Hospital, weighing just 1 pound, 11 ounces at birth. Plagued with medical issues, Tyersten’s biological mother decided she couldn’t care for her. After spending the first 14 months of her life in the hospital’s NICU, her adopted mother, Mary, a laboratory technical assistant there, formed such a strong bond with her that she decided to adopt her. Mary said she brought her husband to the hospital and sat Tyersten in his lap. One she grabbed his finger, the rest was history, she said.
 
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