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.