The Homewood-Flossmoor High School class of 2022 was showered with congratulations and several episodes of thunderous applause during the graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 29, but they also received some straight talk from student government leaders and from District 233 Board of Education President Gerald Pauling.
First, Pauling applauded the seniors for overcoming an obstacle no other class has had to face: a global pandemic.
"You didn't let anything stop you -- not COVID, not Delta, not Omicron," he said, referring to variants of the virus that fueled successive waves of infections. "You made . . .
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