Teens lost to gun violence honored at graduation

A special tribute was paid to the Phase 4 Learning Center’s largest graduating class on Saturday. The debut took place at the Baldwin High School stadium. During the ceremony, two graduate students who lost their lives to gun violence were honored. Marvin Matthews died June 19 after being shot in Braddock. Matthew Steffy Ross was killed April 17 on Pittsburgh‘s North Side when gunfire erupted at an Airbnb party. The two families received the diplomas of their relatives. “Believe it or not, I have a lot of joy because I know Matthew is up there smiling like he walked through this stage here and got this degree,” said Bonnie Mclain, a parent of Matthew Steffy Ross. “He was everyone’s light.

A special tribute was paid to the Phase 4 Learning Center’s largest graduating class on Saturday.

The debut took place at the Baldwin High School stadium.

During the ceremony, two graduate students who lost their lives to gun violence were honored.

Marvin Matthews died June 19 after being shot in Braddock. Matthew Steffy Ross was killed April 17 on Pittsburgh‘s North Side when gunfire erupted at an Airbnb party. The two families received the diplomas of their relatives.

“Believe it or not, I have a lot of joy because I know Matthew is up there smiling like he walked through this stage here and got this degree,” said Bonnie Mclain, a relative of Matthew Steffy Ross. . “He was everyone’s light.

Nearly 400 students graduated Saturday afternoon.

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