A salute to the kids at Academy Park

In this business, we're not supposed to take sides - except for perhaps on our editorial page.

Here's a scoop: We do.

We have endeavored to offer coverage to every high school graduation in the county. That includes a day when there were six graduations.

I have to admit the Academy Park graduation was my favorite.

Why? Because something special happened there. I know, graduating from high school is special for every student.

But the Academy Park event was special for someone who was not there.

The Class of 2018 remembered a classmate who was not there with them. Jaion Smith was killed in a car crash just about a year ago this week.

He was not forgotten.

They call it Park Pride. I talk about it on today's editorial page.