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Maypole queen's mom wanted her to be part of it


Last updated 3/21/2023 at 2:08pm

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Amanda Martinez, a senior at Portales High School, was recently named this year's Maypole Queen. Her family believes she is the first ever queen to have down syndrome in the school's history.

Maypole, a longstanding tradition at Portales High School, started all the way back in 1929. This year's queen, Amanda Martinez, is the first queen to her family's knowledge with Down syndrome.

Cindy Martinez, Amanda's mom, said "I wanted her to b...

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