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Photos: Nearly 800 students graduate from Alexandria City High School

Updated at 3 p.m. There was sadness, relief, and also great happiness at Alexandria City High School’s graduation on Saturday (June 4)

Nearly 800 ACHS seniors walked the stage to receive their diplomas for the first in-person, indoor graduation in three years. The event was held at George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena.

In a touching moment, Guillermo Romero, the uncle of senior Luis Mejia Hernandez — the teen who was killed on May 24 — accepted his diploma to a standing ovation.

This year’s class is the first to graduate since Alexandria City High School changed its name from T.C. Williams High School.