Rachel Hanson, left, Desange Kuenihira and Grace Adams laugh while waiting for their graduation ceremony from Itineris Early College High School to begin at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. When Kuenihira was a young girl growing up in a refugee camp without parents, she was told she’d never amount to anything. No one would offer a dowry to marry her, and she was repeatedly told she’d never even graduate from high school. Kuenihira is graduating with both her high school diploma and an associate degree. She starts classes at the University of Utah in two weeks.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Desange Kuenihira hugs her foster mother, Arianne Wortham, after graduating from Itineris Early College High School at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. When Kuenihira was a young girl growing up in a refugee camp without parents, she was told she’d never amount to anything. No one would offer a dowry to marry her, and she was repeatedly told she’d never even graduate from high school. Kuenihira is graduating with both her high school diploma and an associate degree. She starts classes at the University of Utah …read more

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