ROCHESTER — The 261 members of the Spaulding High School graduating class celebrated victories large and small as well as some true hardships at a ceremony on the evening of Friday, June 10.
Many of the students wore yellow ribbons on their gowns, in honor of a fallen classmate. Tyler Shepard took his life in 2018, in what would have been his freshman year. He was 14.
“Tyler’s death was a really big hit on our class,” said Allison Roach. “He was a good kid. I have never seen a whole class come together for one person like we did for Tyler. We miss him.”