11/19/2013 03:17 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Mikey Drougas, Virginia High School State Tennis Champ, Comes Out To School On Twitter

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When Virginia state high school tennis champ Michael Drougas decided to come out to his Salem High School on Twitter two weeks ago, he was nervous. He and Salem High reside in conservative western Virginia. He figured there was a pretty good chance the reaction wouldn't be so great.

"At the time I was scared, as I said in my note," Drougas told Outsports. "I was anxious to see what people thought. I idn't think people would be mean to me, but i didn't know if people would be awkward about it."

The reaction has been, in his words, "phenomenal." In fact, he hasn't had a single negative response.

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