Student killed in car accident remembered at graduation ceremony

Father, mother accepted Victoria Robles' diploma on her behalf

SAN ANTONIO – There was a bittersweet graduation ceremony Saturday in which graduates at Milan Institute remembered one of their own as they crossed the stage.

Victoria Robles would have graduated Saturday, but she died in a car accident, along with two children, in September.

Her father Jimmy Robles, a pastor, and her mother accepted her diploma on her behalf.

"It's tough. Seeing all the parents here cheering for their children, excited, taking selfies, taking pictures with their kids. All that I have to hold onto is a picture frame of her. Those are memories I have of her. And her diploma. She finally got her diploma," Jimmy Robles said.

He also delivered a prayer to the graduates at the ceremony. He said it was amazing to see Saturday how many people loved his daughter.


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