Carbondale valedictorian comes out in graduation speech

Carbondale valedictorian comes out in graduation speech
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By WILL GRANDBOIS

Emily Bruell is far from the first gay student, openly or otherwise, to attend Roaring Fork High School. But she is the first to come out publicly in her valedictorian speech to a standing ovation.Bruell, 17, a straight A student bound for Bates College in Maine, seized the opportunity Saturday to make a point about labels, punctuating it with a piece of personal information known only to her family, a handful of friends and a couple of faculty members. The speech was approved by the school’s administration, a stark contrast to Twin Peaks Charter Academy High in Longmont, where valedictorian …

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