Yuvarde, Texas (AP) — Almost 300 height Five and a half weeks ago, a senior at school received a diploma on Friday in Yuvarde behind the slaughter of 19 elementary school students and two children.
Uvalde High School seniors in red gowns have 21 "Uvalde Strong" placards lined up in front of their ranks, as school and student leaders say. I was sitting in the heat of 100 degrees at the school stadium.
Yuvalde School Director Hal Harrell and Principal Randy Harris have three years of COVID-19 pandemic, three principal changes, and Rob in the town of South Texas on May 14. He praised the students for their strength and resilience through the shootings at the elementary school. school.
"Love the people of your life while you have them, because no one knows the future," said Abigail Kone, valedictorian of the class, in her speech. I did.
"Our community definitely learned about unexpected things. Things that shouldn't have happened. Our lives have changed. But we still stand together as a community. "She said.
After reading the names of the 19 murdered children and teachers, Kone said: You are not given the opportunity to chase your dreams or see your family grow.
"So tonight, I would like to include these Robb Elementary School children as honorary members of the 2022 family class," she said with a long applause.
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