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Teen in Coma for Graduation Gets Touching Ceremony

Scott Dunn was left 'speechless'

(Newser) - "I remember losing control of the vehicle, counter steering, and then nothing," Scott Dunn tells WHTM of the accident that left him in a medically induced coma for six days last month. When he awoke in a hospital, among the first words out of his mouth were, "... More »

Deputies Remove Teen From Graduation for Wearing African Cloth

He says he just wanted to represent his culture

(Newser) - A black teenager says he was escorted out of his high school graduation ceremony in Sacramento by three deputies for refusing to remove his kente cloth, a traditional Ghanaian silk and cotton fabric, the AP reports. Nyree Holmes said Saturday he wore the decorative cloth atop his graduation robes to... More »

Student With Leukemia Denied Cap, Gown

Arizona student Stephen Dwyer had to watch ceremony from the bleachers

(Newser) - An Arizona high school student who spent his junior year battling leukemia did his best to make up the credits in his senior year and was elected student body president—but he still had to sit in the bleachers as the rest of his class graduated Thursday night. Stephen Dwyer,... More »

A Woman Spoke Ill of a Dead Teen. Her Principal Wouldn't Have It

Alisha Coleman-Kiner stands up for 'my baby,' Myneishia Johnson. And how

(Newser) - Now this is a principal. On Sunday 18-year-old Myneishia Johnson was gunned down on the streets of downtown Memphis when a 19-year-old allegedly fired a rifle into a crowd. Two days later, a woman emailed Booker T. Washington Principal Alisha Coleman-Kiner questioning her decision to allow the dead teen's... More »

A Big Milestone for World's First Surviving Septuplets

Iowa's McCaughey siblings just graduated from high school

(Newser) - Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny Jr., Natalie, and Nathan have graduated from high school, NPR reports. If their first names don't ring a bell, perhaps their last name will: They're the McCaughey kids, the world's first known set of surviving septuplets, and they accepted their diplomas from... More »

Half of Seniors to Miss Graduation Over 'Prank'

Criminal charges have also been filed

(Newser) - Students at Osceola High School in Arkansas call it a senior prank. Officials call it trashing the school. Whatever the label, half of the 2016 class will miss graduation and some are facing criminal charges. Osceola Superintendent Michael Cox tells KAIT that 37 of 80 seniors broke into the school... More »

Harvard-Bound Valedictorian: I Was Banned From Graduation

Devan Solanki says guidance counselor thought he threatened her

(Newser) - Devan Solanki planned to give the valedictorian address to his graduating class at New Jersey's Lodi High School before entering the halls of Harvard this fall. But the top student with a 4.3 GPA isn't allowed to speak, reports NJ.com . In fact, he can't attend... More »

Determined Student Dies on Way to Graduation

Houston student Omar Rodas was driving to the ceremony

(Newser) - A Houston student who put in extra hours to graduate from high school died in a car crash yesterday while driving to the ceremony, the Houston Chronicle reports. Identified by friends as Omar Rodas, the student died on Interstate 45 only two hours before graduation. He was wearing his graduation... More »

Marine Who Wanted to Wear Uniform at Graduation Is Killed

Brandon Garabrant dies in Afghanistan at age 19

(Newser) - A 19-year-old Marine who wasn't allowed to wear his uniform at high school graduation was killed this week in Afghanistan, Fox News reports. Brandon Garabrant, 19, died along with two other Marines when a roadside bomb went off. "He absolutely loved doing what he was doing," said... More »

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