Valedictorian Gives Graduation Speech Hours After Father’s Funeral

May 29, 2024

A high school valedictorian in Texas shocked the audience with his speech, revealing that he attended his father’s funeral earlier that day. Alem Hadzic says delivering the speech for an achievement he worked so hard for was difficult, considering it was just hours after he said goodbye to his father, Miralem, who died of cancer. Alem says he kept his father’s monthslong illness a secret from most people at school. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.

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