A Michigan teen is making the most of a homecoming prank that she says left her feeling suicidal.
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Whitney Kropp, a self-described outcast with just a handful of close friends at Ogemaw Heights High School, was picked to be the female representative of the sophomore class royalty. It certainly came as a shock.
But hours later, the 16-year-old learned classmates voted for her as a joke. She spent the night in tears.
"I'm like, 'Wow, I feel like trash,'" Kropp said. "I feel like I'm a little thing that no one really cares about."
That night, she said, she contemplated ending her life "right here, right now."
But thanks to a push from her family and friends, she decided to embrace what happened and turn the tables.
"I can just prove all these kids wrong ... I'm not the joke everyone thinks I am."
The West Branch-Rose City Area Schools superintendent, Dan Cwayna, declined CNN's request for an interview.
Opting to stay on the homecoming court was a tough decision, Kropp said. That bold move prompted local businesses to donate her homecoming gown and shoes, while a salon gave her hair a new 'do.' A Facebook support page created for her has more than 96,000 "likes."
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