San Antonio special needs grad to be honored at state capitol

He wasn't able to walk at his high school graduation, but now Matthew Rocha will receive an honor of a different kind thanks to a San Antonio politician.

State Rep. Tomas Uresti, a former board trustee with Harlandale ISD, saw the KENS 5 story about Rocha, in which the senior and his family were dismissed and told to leave by McCollum High School officials this week when they tried to attend his graduation.

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While Rocha was able to walk as a graduate at Harlandale High School's ceremony the following night, Uresti is going a step further to honor him with a resolution from the State of Texas. Uresti is inviting Rocha to join him at the Texas State Capitol so that he can present him with the resolution while Rocha is in his cap and gown with his diploma in hand as well.

“What I would like to do is to allow Mr. Rocha to have a positive experience that he will treasure forever,” Uresti said in a statement sent to KENS 5. “I hope Mr. Rocha will join me in Austin at the Texas State Capitol.”

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