Delaware School for the Deaf’s ‘small but mighty’ senior class graduates

Delaware School for the Deaf’s Class of 2021 only has two graduates, but that doesn’t make it any less special, School Leader Daphne Werner said.

“We have a very small but mighty graduating class,” Werner said.

The two graduates, Roberto Cuenca-Maldonado and Aden Yenchik, received their diplomas in a small, personalized ceremony in the school’s auditorium Thursday, which was preceded by a video of various school staffers discussing their favorite memories of the two students.


Cuenca-Maldonado, the school’s valedictorian, said he was in disbelief that his graduation, a day he’s been looking forward to for years, finally arrived.

“I feel like all the weight is off my shoulders. I feel free. I’m ready to go,” Cuenca-Maldonado said.

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