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'Means the world': Minnesota teen with special needs crowned school's Senior Class King

Centennial High School in Circle Pines, Minnesota was rocking Friday afternoon with Cougar spirit filling the gymnasium for the annual Winter Pep Fest. All of it culminated in a moment, no one there will soon forget.

Bailey Ratgen was crowned Senior Class King. The 17-year-old is non-verbal, diagnosed with co-occurring Down Syndrome and autism. He has a twin brother, Owen, who loves him dearly. Last week in advance of the festivities, Owen, a Centennial lacrosse player, took to social media urging his senior classmates to give his brother a moment in the spotlight.

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