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Confused Teen Crowned Prom King

Nicole “Nicholas” Bulman with prom date, Abby Al-Alsousi and her younger brother, Jasim.

Nicholas Bulman, the Barnstable High School student who came out as transgender last summer, was crowned prom king at the Class of 2019′s celebration Friday night at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis.

“It was a really fun night,” Bulman said Saturday. “Everyone looked dapper and beautiful.”

Students attending the “Great Gatsby”-themed prom Friday chose Bulman from a roster of five young men nominated as king of the prom court.

Barnstable High teachers determined the list of candidates for prom king, as well as the five for prom queen.

Kalyani Clarke, a friend of Bulman’s, was chosen prom queen, he said.

The two were awarded crowns and sashes after the winners were announced, said Bulman.

“It was … really awesome,” he said. “All my friends hugged me and congratulated me.”

Bulman described earlier this week how his classmates voiced their support after he came out as a transgender teen on Instagram last summer.

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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Beth Treffeisen and originally published at the Cape Cod Times. Title changed by P&P.]