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Tonganoxie High School senior Bryn Reed gives her valedictorian speech June 30 at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Reed joined her fellow classmates in officially becoming THS graduates during commencement exercises at the home of Sporting Kansas City. Graduation was moved to the Major League Soccer venue to provide better social distancing opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Unprecedented events preparing seniors for next chapters, Reed says in speech

Bryn Reed, Tonganoxie High School valedictorian for the Class of 2020, gave a speech during commencement exercises July 20 at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kan. Here’s a transcript of her speech: And here I thought I was going to get out of giving a graduation speech. But since we’re all here, I might as well give one.


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