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Salutatorian Faces Racist Bullying After Applauding ‘Middle Eastern Peers’ in Speech


A young Asian American woman in Davie, Fla., has become the target of racist cyberbullying after she applauded “Middle Eastern peers” for making it through high school in her graduation speech.

What she said: Rachel Cheng, this year’s salutatorian of Western High School, used her time on stage on June 8 to address the struggles faced by Asian Americans and other minorities to get to graduation.

High School Valedictorian Speaks Out On Racism From Students AND Teachers in Speech

A high school valedictorian in New York spoke out against the anti-Asian racism she experienced at the hands of her classmates and teachers throughout her entire public school education.

A heartfelt speech: The pre-recorded video of Francine “Frannie” Newman, delivering her valedictory address at Saranac Lake High School, was released on Friday as part of the school’s commencement exercises screening. 

Japanese University Uses Robot Surrogates to Hold Graduation

A university in Japan gave its students the opportunity to attend their graduation from their home by letting them control avatar robots as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

The robots, called “Newme,” was developed by ANA Holdings, according to Reuters. One by one, the students in their avatar robots, all dressed in graduation caps and gowns with tablets for their faces, rolled towards the podium to receive their diploma at the event ceremony at Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo.

Grandpa Who Didn’t Finish High School Because of WW2 Concentration Camps Graduates With Grandson

A 93-year-old grandfather recently graduated high school together with his grandson last week.

The grandfather, Haruo Hayashi, was among the many students to receive their high school diplomas on Thursday, June 6, during a graduation ceremony at Arroyo Grande High School. There, he was accompanied by his grandson who also graduated with his class.

Proud Brother Shoots Epic Video of Siblings Graduating on the Same Day

Two siblings from Bel Air, Maryland had their graduation on the same day, so their brother shot an epic video of the duo to commemorate their achievement.

Earlier this month, Dawar Aamir, 22, got his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mass Communications from Towson University, while his sister Neha Aamir, 25, got her Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.

80-Year-Old Grandma Finally Gets Her Degree at San Diego State University After 10 Years


After 10 years of hard work and determination, an 80-year-old grandmother was finally awarded her college degree in social science on Friday.

Yasuko Fujii, a Japanese immigrant who came to the United States in the mid-1960s, waited nearly 60 years to get her college degree. According to CBS8, Fuji had to to put her education on hold in order to raise her family.

Italian Student Goes Viral in China for Praising Hot Water in Grad Speech

Many graduating students in their speech often talk about hardship in life, goals, and other inspiring points, but Carlo, an Italian postgrad at Shanghai’s East China Normal University, decided to talk about the healing properties of hot water.

In his graduating speech, Carlo, who has been in China for four years now, said that he has gained a deep understanding of Chinese culture, including one of its most important pillars: hot water.

Utah High Schools Ban Pacific Islander Students From Wearing Leis at Graduation

The Pacific Islander community in Utah has called out some high schools’ decision to bar student from wearing leis or any other ornaments during their graduation ceremonies.

The ban on leis or any other ornaments is the result of some schools in the area that sought a uniform look for the students to limit the distractions or special attention, the Salt Lake Tribune reported via Herald Extra.

Valedictorian’s Speech Cut Short After She Starts Talking About S‌ex‌ual A‌ssa‌ult

Lulabel Seitz is a high school senior who just graduated with a GPA between 4.6 and 4.7, got accepted to Stanford University for an Applied Mathematics and Economics major, and became the first in her family to graduate from high school.

Her academic accolades gave her the honor of being the valedictorian at Petaluma High School in California, which allowed her to give a commencement speech during her graduation on June 2.