Moore parents looking forward to graduation


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Updated: 5/25/2013 12:53 am Published: 5/25/2013 12:35 am


Parents living through the Moore tornadoes are looking forward to their children's high school graduation on Saturday.

"I'm really excited about graduation tomorrow," said Twana Brinlee.

One of her daughters will graduate from SouthMoore High School at the Cox Center on Saturday morning.

"I'm going to have a good day tomorrow," said Brinlee.

After a tough week, she wants her girls to enjoy the day.

"I am absolutely ecstatic about graduation, said Brinlee.

However, for students at Plaza Tower there wasn't a graduation for the sixth grade.

"I wanted to see my friends," said Samantha Brace.

Her parents allowed FOX23 to speak with the student. She says she was to graduate from the sixth grade Tuesday.

However, her school was hit by the tornado where seven students died.

"I wish we were having it but ..." said Brace.

She understands why the school wouldn't have graduation as many of her classmates and families are hurting from the losing their school and lives.

"I think it's sad and I know some of the people that passed away," said Brace.

She says she was the last student to be released early from Plaza Tower. For safety reasons no other students were allowed to leave.

Many of the graduation companies and department stores are donating caps, gowns and tassels to students.

Graduation is on Saturday morning at the Cox Center.

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