Conway High School's "Skills USA" float won first place in their division at the Faulkner County Fair Parade this week.
But it wasn't only that award that made everyone so proud of the teachers, students, and staff who made this float, and the story behind it, a reality.
This year's parade theme was "Superheroes and Fairytales."
Auto Collision Teacher Wayne Pendley knew about Conway student Savannah Westover's struggle with cancer. But when he found out she had always wanted to be a princess, he decided he could do something to help make her dream come true.
Pendley rallied together his fellow teachers in the Conway Career Center to make it happen. They solicited local businesses to donate money to rent a horse-drawn princess carriage, as well as donate a fancy princess dress, white gloves, and a tiara.
One of the teachers altered the dress while the cosmetology teacher and her students did Savannah's hair and makeup, as well as pampered her with a manicure. The photography students did a mini photo shoot with the pampered princess for her scrapbook.
"Savannah looked so beautiful and she and her mom had an amazing time," says Pendley. "All our teachers and community members came together to help make Savannah's wish come true."
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