“I know you guys don’t get a lot of thanks around the country, especially over the past few years, but you guys mean a lot to me and my family," the teenager said.
When Nada Edwards miraculously woke up, she only had one goal in mind: to walk across her graduation stage.
Ahmed Ali gave a speech at his high school graduation using an augmentative communication device.
The boy’s parent and a school guidance counselor tried to search for supplies to fix the shoe, but Vohn Lewis intervened and told them it wasn’t necessary because he wore the same size shoes as the student.
Her father is serving a life sentence for capital murder, but a 17-year old girl is determined not to go down the same path.
“To the teacher that was regularly intoxicated during class this year, thank you for using yourself to teach students about the dangers of alcoholism,” the valedictorian said.
A graduate shared a video that spliced footage of her principal’s speech at her graduation ceremony with a clip of Ashton Kutcher accepting an award from the Teen Choice Awards in 2013.
In blistering graduation speeches, two teenagers called out their high school for employing “unqualified teachers” and committing “unlawful acts” before one’s microphone was cut.
Yvonne Bell-Alanis was 16 when she succumbed to leukemia last year. Her friends wanted to honor her memory at graduation.
One teen mom walked across the stage with her 10-month-old daughter in a pink cap and gown.
The former student government president says his expulsion was unfair. He's suing his Louisiana school district.
"Some people sat in the same classes and did the same work, but got more credit for it," one student explained.
While giving a speech at Heritage High School, Charles Chandler went off script and made some controversial comments against the administration.
A valedictorian's high school graduation speech was cut short because she mentioned victims of police brutality — Trayvon Martin and Tamir Rice — after the principal told her not to.
"They've taken away a moment from my daughter that can never be replaced. This was her shining moment” says Amanda Dixon.
Clovis Unified School District policy does not permit students to wear military — or any other non-school-related — sashes. But one student hopes to change that policy.
As one final parting note, Jennings encouraged her fellow Broward graduates with an inspiring piece of advice: “Follow your dreams, pursue your passions and always listen to the inner voice within you."
The video shows the officer stop to help the boy, and then immediately return to directing traffic.
The 2019valedictorian of Sheboygan Lutheran High School says that after administration read the draft of his speech, they requested he remove references to his being gay. He agreed to revamp his speech but was ultimately told he could not speak.
“It was just an amazing feeling, seeing her at my graduation and knowing that she can keep her promises,” high school graduate Brooks Nipps said.
While Brenda Alvarez-Lagunas didn't grow up with the material things her peers had, she belives she gained something more valuable: “The gift of a strong work ethic, the fight of resilience and the will to succeed.”