A rocky start leads to a happy ending for Rockport-Fulton graduating seniors

Posted at 9:14 PM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 22:14:23-04

It’s a life event that you’ll talk about forever, graduation. But for Rockport-Fulton seniors this memorable occasion is a little different this year after Hurricane Harvey destroyed much of their high school including the Pirate stadium where graduation is traditionally held. 

Despite the odds these seniors have faced this school year they continue to persevere.

More than 200 seniors prepared to walk the stage inside the Dugan Center at Texas A&M Corpus Christi University. A day some say they didn’t think would happen after Hurricane Harvey. 

Graduating senior, David Castillo said "It was very difficult, I didn’t think that most of us would finish the year out but I’m just glad that we’re here today graduating with one another."

Maythy Camacho agreed, adding "It was hard going to school, getting transportation, worrying about where you’re going to get the money from but as long as we all had each other that was all we really cared for."

A lot of residents lost their homes and all of their belongings and the school was heavily damaged but these graduating seniors are proof they are Rockport-Fulton strong. 
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Scott Rogers, Principal said "The class of 2018 is an outstanding group of students, I love them all and they’ve done a lot of good work this year and they went through a lot of hardships. I’m very proud of them."

As for the construction on the school the principal says things are moving along and plan to break ground on the new gymnasiums in the near future. 

From all of us at KRIS6 News, congratulations and best of luck.