Community Outraged That Valedictorian Gave Graduation Speech In Spanish
Saul Tello, Jr. said he wanted to deliver his speech in both Spanish and English, but the school said there was time for only one version.
Jessie Ceja, the principal at Orestimba High School in Newman, Calif., said the valedictorian had earned the right to deliver the speech any way he saw fit.
“The student earned the right as valedictorian, I feel, and if he felt that way I decided to give him that opportunity,” Ceja told Mattos Newspapers.
Tello says wasn’t making a social statement; he did it this way to honor his parents.