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Houston-area high school senior's socially distanced graduation marks end of a rocky year

It proved harder than expected to keep Alvin High School students and families spread apart — especially after rain interrupted the ceremony.

Viky Cruz, 18, moves her tassel on her cap from one side to the other during her graduation ceremony. Cruz, whose house burn…
Viky Cruz poses for a portrait outside her family's trailer in Alvin. Viky Cruz, 18, whose house burned down during the scho…
A graduate is handed a diploma in Iowa Colony. Viky Cruz, 18, whose house burned down during the school year, graduated from…
Graduates rush off the field as a storm hits during the ceremony in Iowa Colony. Viky Cruz, 18, whose house burned down duri…
Families rush off the field as rain starts to fall during the graduation ceremony in Iowa Colony. Viky Cruz, 18, whose house…
The field is cleared of students after a storm hit the graduation ceremony.

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