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For Baltimore high school that lost student to violence, a bittersweet graduation
For Baltimore high school that lost student to violence, a bittersweet graduation

As Tekeya Mayfield walked onto the stage to accept her slain brother's high school diploma, she paused briefly, wiping her eyes as the crowd inside the building rose to their feet in a growing cheer. She stepped forward, embracing Edmondson-Westside High School's principal for a long moment before taking Michael Mayfield's diploma and thrusting it toward the sky. School administrators burst into tears. Later, she said she felt her brother "definitely was there with me" in the bittersweet ceremony at Coppin State University's Physical Education Complex on Saturday morning. "We used to talk about this day a lot and how he was looking forward to this...

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