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April 24, 2013Atchison, KS |  By: Kair

Rollover Prom King

An Atchison, Kansas teen recovering from a rollover injury accident last month was awarded Prom King over the weekend at his school.

Johnny Shankman received the honor Saturday night from prom-goers at Maur Hill Mount Academy. Friends of the 18-year-old senior went down Sunday to KU Medical Center, donning their tuxes, to award him his crown. Shankman was critically injured in late March when riding in the back of a pick-up that rolled over in Atchison’s Jackson Park. In the weeks since, Shankman has undergone several surgeries to heal broken bones and damaged organs. According to a post to Facebook from his mother on Sunday, if tests are cleared, Johnny will be transferred to a long-term rehabilitation facility soon.