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Together in spirit

Graduation usually is a happy time for students and their families across the country.But it was bittersweet for one Lamesa High School graduate last Friday.Sean Zapata, who’ll be heading to West Texas A&M University this fall, lost his mother Maricela Zapata on Sept. 1. 2021.But while Maricela didn’t join her son in person Friday, Sean made sure she was there in spirit.As he received his diploma from Superintendent David Ritchey, Sean was carrying a bright purple urn which contained his late mother’s ashes.“My graduation was a little different than most, but it was definitely one I’ll remember,” Zapata said.“As much ...

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Lamesa Press-Reporter

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Lamesa, TX 79331