GREENSBORO, N.C. – WFMY News 2 provided live video coverage of Dudley High School's graduation Sunday to help a Greensboro family.
Makala and Mariah Moyer are twins in this year's graduating class. Their graduation has a historical significance to the school: They are Dudley's first co-valedictorians.
Their parents were at the ceremony to watch them give their speeches and receive their diplomas. Their grandmother, however, was not.
This week, Makala and Mariah found out their grandmother has cancer. She is in the hospital and is too weak to attend the graduation. Their mother, Gloria Carr, told WFMY News 2 that the girls' grandmother is their "rock".
The family reached out to WFMY for help. Since Makala and Mariah's grandmother can't go to the graduation, WFMY brought the graduation to her.
WFMY had crews at the graduation and the hospital to make sure everything was set up for their grandmother to watch the graduation as it happened. Our crew at the hospital captured their grandma's reaction to share with their family.
Makalah and Mariah graduated with a 4.9 GPA. This fall, they will attend UNC – Chapel Hill.
They began volunteering at the library when they were 8 years old. These young women continued to give back to their community by serving as tutors at Peeler Elementary and volunteers at Westminister Presbyterian Church. They also volunteered in Moses Cone Hospital's Teen Summer Volunteer program. Their service-learning hours exceed 575 hours.
Stay with WFMY for special coverage of this family's story. And to all Triad students graduating this year – CONGRATULATIONS!