First homecoming 'heartwarming'

Hastings High freshmen Markki Frazier (left) Michael Kaiser,
and Jessica Engberg pose for a silly photo at Heartwell Park
Saturday night before the homecoming dance.

Special-needs student Michael Kaiser attended his first homecoming dance Saturday, thanks to the generosity of a friend since kindergarten.

The 14-year-old freshman at Hastings High said he felt nervous and didn't like wearing a tie, but he did get to attend in style. Pulling up in a limousine, Michael had a girl on each arm as the group stopped to take pictures at Heartwell Lake before the dance.

"I'm really happy to go," he said.

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