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White Oak High School senior's dreams come true


Texas communities not only come alive under the Friday night lights, they come together. 

That's exactly what happened Friday night in White Oak as the crowd cheered on their team's biggest fan, senior Destiny Thompson.

"It will be something that she never forgets," says Dana Mizell, White Oak High School cheerleading sponsor and administrative secretary. 

Thompson has special needs, but nothing is stopping her from doing what she loves. 

"She just told me that today is a dream come true," Mizell says, "She's a supreme Roughneck fan.

Thompson always wanted to be a cheerleader.

"She's always saying, 'When is it going to be my turn to get out on the floor?'" says Reagan Y'barbo, one of Thompson's teachers. 

Friday night was her chance. Thomspon's surprise started at the White Oak pep rally. She was escorted in by the school's mascot. 

"It's an honor to be on Joe Ruffneck's arm," says Mizell. 

And an honor to cheer alongside the girls she calls her heroes. 

"She's full of energy and this is the perfect fit for her," Y'barbo says. 

The uniform and pom poms are hers forever. Thompson's teachers worry she won't want to wear anything else. 

"If we can get her out of it, and she doesn't come Monday with it on, it will be a miracle," says Y'barbo.

They say seeing destiny cheer lifts more than just their school spirit. 

Destiny cheered for the first half of Friday night's game in White Oak. Her teachers say, other than cheerleading, Thompson is interested in country music and can tell you almost anything you want to know about country songs. 

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