He picks the perfect dress, performs tricky hairstyles, pampering his parents with awkward goodbye photos and dancing all night long until the heels come down.
Deserae Turner came close to never feeling it.
As a rule, Deserae does not care much about school dance. But even she had to admit that the nod to the queen was fascinating.
"I was just a queen returning home; this is nothing special," Deseraj told KSTU. "But then, if you think about what I've been through, then yes, it's very special."
Deserie was 1
She was lying in the cold channel eight hours before she was discovered.
Night to forget her pain
Deserae has been recovering since she was shot. She has had 10 brain surgeries and is undergoing intense physical therapy to teach her left side how to move again after a bullet has pierced her right brain.
She regularly visits a chiropractor to soothe her chronic pain and sits on a hyperbaric chamber to return oxygen to her healing brain, KTSU reported in 2018.
But when she was told that she would be crowned queen returning home, all she could think about was her outfit.
"'My God, I need a dress, I need someone to do my hair, I need makeup,'" she recalled thinking, "bouncing" around her house after learning.
Several mum-fairy residents of the community paid for her silver tulle dress, curled hair and makeup. Through her story, she has earned legions of supporters.
Everything is enough to make a girl feel special, Desera said.
"It just gives you the comfort and love that yes, I really am," she said. "Everyone should know this feeling."