Winner by a landslide: Student with cerebral palsy is class president

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By Nathan L. McBroom

When Austin Crowe had the idea to run for freshman class president, some might have thought that a boy with cerebral palsy couldn't do the job, let alone get elected to office. But, as he has done throughout his life, Crowe overcame the odds and won the election by a landslide.

Crowe, 15, said that when the announcement came across the intercom that he had won by an 80 percent majority, his classmates overwhelmingly voiced their support.

"My whole class erupted," he said. "I almost fell out of my chair."

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