Town turns tables on school prank

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  1. HMSHood

    HMSHood Admiral-Class Battlecruiser

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    Town turns tables on school prank
    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/...hool-prank?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

    West Branch, Mich. — High school student Whitney Kropp was shocked earlier this month when she was named to the homecoming court.

    Her happy surprise turned to humiliation when she learned the reason. The students thought it would be funny if the popularity contest was won by someone who was unpopular.


    It's like "Carrie" with a happy ending.

    The tables have turned on the bullies.
     
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  3. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    Glad to hear it turned out well. I had a similar incident happen to me in high school. I was secretly voted upon to be a winner in the class calendar. It was announced on the P.A. After I took the picture and it came out good in the calendar, I was told it was a joke, because they didn't expect me to take such a good picture!!!
     
  4. jjenny

    jjenny Active Member

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    I guess the joke is on them.
     
  5. zippitydoda

    zippitydoda Active Member

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    That was a nice ending to a bad story. Bullies are cowards.
     
  6. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy

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    September 28, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Bullied West Branch student is ready to shine
    By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq
    The Detroit News

    West Branch — When Whitney Kropp is introduced tonight as part of Ogemaw Heights High School's homecoming court, the spotlight won't just be on her.

    The small farming town of West Branch will be thrust further into a national media frenzy — and not everyone is happy about it.Much of the town has rallied around Kropp, with businesses donating a dress, flowers and a salon trip to the 16-year-old sophomore after classmates voted her onto the homecoming court as a joke.

    Some residents fear the incident will tarnish West Branch's image; others see it as a lesson on the consequences of bullying. It's left the town overwhelmed...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120928/METRO/209280373#ixzz27mHRvF73
     
  7. txsvicki

    txsvicki New Member

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    A really happy ending would be if this girl could get some sort of 4 year scholarship to leave and attend a really classy non snobby or ignorant private school that focuses on some special talent or interest she has instead of beauty and popularity . I hope all the hoopla dossn't affect her remaining school years in a bad way.
     
  8. longtallcold

    longtallcold What happened to Nancy Jenkins?

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    longtallcold What happened to Nancy Jenkins?

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    These are kids from the visiting school (Cadillac) great support for Whitney!
    orange.jpg


    Whitney and her male sophomore court member:
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    Whitney and her dad:
    whitdad.jpg

    The homecoming king:
    king.jpg

    Has downs syndrome - was NOT voted in as a joke :rocker:
     
  10. longtallcold

    longtallcold What happened to Nancy Jenkins?

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    http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2012/09/whitney_kropp_takes_to_the_fie.html


     
  11. JeannaT

    JeannaT Former Member

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    THANK you for that photo display, especially the Homecoming king who was NOT voted in as a joke.

    Students aren't inherently cruel. If they are led, by the administration, to be kind and loving, they will be.
     
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    JeannaT Former Member

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  13. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy

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    September 29, 2012 at 1:00 am

    West Branch cheers teen's homecoming triumph
    By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq
    The Detroit News

    West Branch — Whitney Kropp's hometown embraced her Friday night, completing her transformation from bullied to beloved.

    Voted on to the homecoming court at Ogemaw Heights High School as a joke, the 16-year-old sophomore was greeted by cheers Friday during halftime of the school's football game against Cadillac, with some supporters even shouting "Whit-ney! Whit-ney!"

    Her appearance at the game capped an outpouring of support that built locally and nationally through the week.

    "I'm so happy," said the teen. "It's just so much right now for me. I had thoughts about not coming but I actually changed my mind and came out. I just thought maybe I won't have fun. But I'm having a lot of fun right now."

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120929/METRO/209290358#ixzz27rlk9QEb
     
  14. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy

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    I didn't see much local news yesterday and missed this:

    Subject of apparent school prank in spotlight, not 1st bullying claim for school district

    Rose City Area Schools was to make anti-bullying efforts after discrimination lawsuit prior to Whitney Kropp's claim


    Published On: Sep 28 2012 11:48:35 AM EDT Updated On: Sep 28 2012 04:23:36 PM EDT

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...rict/-/1719418/16775078/-/11cf2b/-/index.html
     
  15. Elphaba

    Elphaba Defying Gravity...

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    I'm holding back tears, here... a large dam of them. From a girl that was dubbed ugly and strange, all through school I say: You go, Whitney! I am so glad people came to her defense and lifted her up.
     
  16. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy

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    September 30, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Bullied teen gains confidence; West Branch seeks return to normalcy
    By Lauren Abdel-Razzaq
    The Detroit News

    West Branch — Bullied teen Whitney Kropp, who was voted as a joke to homecoming court, attended the school dance with her head held high and with the support of an entire town behind her.

    On Saturday, the 16-year-old Ogemaw Heights High School sophomore attended the homecoming dance with her boyfriend. She wore the orange, floor-length feathered dress donated by a local dress shop and two families. Her hair and makeup was done, also donated by a salon in town. News media was not allowed inside the dance...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120930/METRO/209300312#ixzz27xgZ6uJl
     
  17. LadyL

    LadyL Active Member

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    every boy in that school should be envious THEY didn't get to escort her - she's stunning!
     
  18. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy

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    October 17, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Senate honors girl of West Branch homecoming prank

    By Detroit News staff and wire reports

    Lansing — The state Senate honored a girl infamously named to her high school homecoming court as part of an apparent prank.

    The Senate welcomed 16-year-old Whitney Kropp Wednesday and presented her with a tribute signed by lawmakers and Gov. Rick Snyder. The student at West Branch's Ogemaw Heights High School was joined by her family...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20121017/METRO/210170411#ixzz29ZcX6twU
     
  19. Sonya610

    Sonya610 Former Member

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    She is a pretty girl but what in the heck did the "professionals" do to her hair? She looked better in the "before" pic, the dark hair color and short "working mom" cut was a bad idea.
     
  20. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy

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    September 15, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Teen bullied in homecoming prank returns to less dramatic life

    Francis X. Donnelly /The Detroit News

    The Kropp family, from left, Bernice, Jason, Whitney, and Jason, Jr. at their home in Alger, Mich. on Sept. 9. Whitney was the high school sophomore whose sad story with a happy ending captured America's attention a year ago. (John M. Galloway / Special to The Detroit News)
    West Branch— Whitney Kropp will not be homecoming queen this year. And she’s OK with that. She doesn’t need the drama.

    Whitney was the high school sophomore whose sad story with a happy ending captured America’s attention a year ago.

    She was humiliated when students named her to homecoming court as a joke, but this small farm town rallied behind her — paying her way to the homecoming dance.

    The story was covered by media across the country. She was interviewed by Katie Couric, chatted with Kid Rock, sought out by Lindsay Lohan. Books and movies were proposed.

    “I felt like I was the president,” said Whitney, 17, now a junior at Ogemaw Heights High.

    Since her storybook ending, she has lived happily ever after. Sort of...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130915/METRO06/309150009#ixzz2ez9PL8eZ
     

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