Student With Autism Crowned Homecoming King

At Nathan Hale High School in West Allis

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by Michele McCormack

WEST ALLIS- Sam Menzia is the kind of kid who never let his autism become a barrier to relating to others kids.

Sam has serious autism.

But, it hasn't stopped him from becoming a wide receiver on Nathan Hale High School's football team.

He's also on the wrestling team.

He says he has a lot of friends because he always tells them never quit.

He also has an infectious smile and is full of energy.

It came as a no surprise to those who know him well that Sam would be voted on the Homecoming Court.

That alone would be a great story, of how Sam has been a role model and setting a fine example for fellow students.

On Friday, his classmates decided to set an example of their own and award him Homecoming King.

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