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New York high school students held a ‘silent graduation’ to help a classmate with autism

The graduating class at Carmel High School stood together in silence so their fellow classmate, who's hypersensitive to sound, felt comfortable.
Holocaust memorial in Russia

A high school principal was removed from his position after refusing to call the Holocaust a ‘factual historical event’

A Florida high school principal has been removed over comments made over a year ago where he refused to call the Holocaust a historical fact.
Let him speak!

A high school valedictorian came out as bisexual in his graduation speech and his classmates gave him a standing ovation

Mason Bleu, an 18-year-old from New York, came out as bisexual during his valedictorian speech. Bleu told INSIDER he was nervous but glad he did it.
Pictured above is the former location of Manhattan's Beacon High School, where a student was badly burned in a botched chemistry experiment in 2014.

A high school chemistry experiment that went horribly wrong left a boy permanently disfigured, and a jury just awarded him $60 million

Alonzo Yanes was 16 years old in 2014 when he was left badly burned from a botched chemistry experiment conducted by his teacher, Anna Poole.
Cathedral High School.

A high school fired a gay teacher in order to save its ‘Catholic identity’ and remain affiliated with Archdiocese

Cathedral High School officials said the decision was made so it could remain affiliated with the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
William Wagner, 94.

A 94-year-old who missed his graduation to go fight in WWII finally got his diploma and walked at commencement 76 years later

William Wagner, a World War II veteran from Chicago, graduated with the Class of 2019 at Tilden High School, after missing his graduation day in 1944.
A truly random act of kindness.

A stranger paid off a student’s debt so she could walk in her graduation

Karen Moore said she was inspired by the commencement speaker at Morehouse College who paid off graduating seniors' student loans.
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A New York middle school principal has been demoted after being accused of racist behavior

A New York middle school principal who was accused of racist conduct will start a new position as an assistant principal at a nearby high school.
Haruo Hayashi received his long-awaited high school diploma at his grandson's graduation.

A high school student and his 93-year-old grandfather graduated together in a heartwarming ceremony

Haruo Hayashi was sent to a Japanese internment camp before he could graduate high school. He received his diploma at his grandson's graduation.
Rooha Haghar, just before she was cut off.

A valedictorian wanted to recognize black victims of violence during her speech — but says her school turned her mic off mid-tribute

Rooha Haghar, 19, said on Twitter that her graduation speech was preemptively ended when she mentioned Tamir Rice and Trayvon Martin.