Karl Cruz, 18, was voted for by fellow students at the Sweetwater Union High School. She said she did not even expect being cheered up by the crowd, so she could hardly hold tears. The school principal said she was proud of the school being so accepting and friendly towards transgender students like herself, she has always felt safe and welcomed by her classmates. @ Every single student should be accepted for who they are. They’re all wonderful human beings that are here to learn,” said the principal, who was not surprised with such a choice of the prom queen.Earlier this year, a study found there are four times more transgender teenagers in the US than previously thought, according to an analysis of a 2016 survey of nearly 81,000 teens in Minnesota. Nearly three percent of all 13 to 17-year-olds are trans or gender nonconforming, the results suggested.