Two parts of this story of a sister (valedictorian) and brother (salutatorian) who graduate today stood out:
- But when Karen, 19, first moved from Colombia to Irving 10 years ago, she spoke no English and had to repeat the third grade at J.O. Davis Elementary, where she started out in bilingual classes.
- Both maintained high grades while working jobs to help their single father avoid foreclosure of their house. They haven’t seen their mother since leaving Colombia as children.