Big Spring Students Honor Their Peers That Passed Away as Honorary Prom King and Queen

BIG SPRING, Texas (Local 2/Fox 24) - Big Spring High School students decided to honor two students that passed away in two separate car accidents as honorary prom king and queen.

Dylan Lance lost his life in a car accident in 2015, and Shelley Lopez in another crash in 2014.

Lance’s father, Blake Lance, said he can’t find the words to describe how he feels about the honor on the year his son would have graduated.

“I thought it was awesome that they still remember him, and they haven’t forgotten him,” Lance said. “It’s almost been two years.”

Big Spring ISD’s Director of Communications and H.R., George Bancroft, said the two students were a big part of their class, and the district feels fortunate to have students that want to reserve this honor for the ones who can’t join them.

“It was a testament to the character of the kids at the school that wanted to do that,” Bancroft said. “It’s a testament to the lives that were lived by Dylan and Shelley.”

Both Shelley and Dylan would have graduated in 2017.

Big Spring High School still had their students vote on a prom king and queen, in addition to the honorary royalty.

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