The Sentinel: “Class of 2018: Top of the learning curve”

Rangeview High School senior Abel Negussie

Story excerpt:

"For weeks before Abel Negussie was set to address his fellow graduates at Rangeview High School graduation as the school’s salutatorian, he was hard at work trying to find the right words for his message.

The 18-year-old senior, set to attend Yale University in the fall, wanted his classmates to understand the important work they had done standing up for their rights, whether it was demanding more funding for education, stronger gun control or protesting the deaths of people of color at the hands of law enforcement. It was a lesson he wanted to make sure they wouldn’t forget as they moved onto the next stage of their life."