Emporia High School has a new class of graduates to celebrate.
"Pomp and Circumstance" filled White Auditorium once again Sunday for Emporia High's 2014 commencement activities. 282 seniors received diplomas; 40 of those finished school with a 3.75 GPA or better, and another 21 graduated from the AVID program.
Vilma Zelaya-Escobar was a graduate from the district's Migrant Student program. An immigrant from Honduras, Zelaya-Escobar and her daughter, Alba Flores-Zelaya, both graduated from Emporia High with the help of the migrant program. Flores-Zelaya, with the help of translator Patricia Reyes, told KVOE News how big of an accomplishment this is for her.
Zelaya-Escobar said that getting an education -- and being an inspiration to her children -- are important to her.
Nine students graduated from the program this year.