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Teen With Down Syndrome Steals Show At Graduation

September 26th, 2018

Any graduation is a wonderful accomplishment. You are graduating from one level to another, moving on with your life and education.

For those with learning disorders or any disadvantage of any kind, graduating is a tremendous accomplishment. School is no easy feat, but hard work and determination shows that anything is possible.

During the 2018 graduation from Midland Lee High School, one student in particular stole the show: 19-year-old Carlos Neira.

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Carlos Neira, also known as “Mr. Joyous”, made the internet smile when a video of Midland’s graduation was shared on Midland Independent School District’s Facebook page.

In the short 30 second video, you can see Carlos’s excitement as he steps on stage. The moment his name is called, the audience erupts in cheers. Clearly Mr. Joyous is adored by his fellow peers.

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Seeing Carlos’ excitement, you can’t help but smile along with him. He actually bounces across stage, unable to contain his enthusiasm. Even the faculty join him in his unbridled happiness, returning his hugs and beaming at him with proud smiles.

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The heartwarming video was shared on Facebook with the following caption:

One of the greatest things about being part of graduation is celebrating the accomplishments of our students! We wanted to share a video with you of a very special graduate, Carlos Neria, who danced across the stage with the greatest joy and enthusiasm as he received his high school diploma! We are so proud of you Carlos and proud of all of our 2018 graduates!

#onetownoneteam

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What a heartwarming moment to share! And with 44,000 views, the sweet video made the Internet smile:

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Midland Independent School District consists of nearly 26,000 students on 38 different campuses who speak 37 languages. Their diverse student body is led by nearly 3,000 educators and support staff.

Midland Independent School District includes two comprehensive high schools, Midland High School and Midland Lee High School, an early college high school at Midland College, an alternative high school, Coleman High School, two freshman campuses, four junior high schools, 27 elementary schools and one disciplinary school.

Congratulations to all 2018 Midland Lee High graduates!

Please SHARE this sweet video with your friends and family.

LHS Graduate Carlos Neria Dances Across the Stage!

One of the greatest things about being part of graduation is celebrating the accomplishments of our students! We wanted to share a video with you of a very special graduate, Carlos Neria, who danced across the stage with the greatest joy and enthusiasm as he received his high school diploma! We are so proud of you Carlos and proud of all of our 2018 graduates!Midland Lee High School#onetownoneteam

Posted by Midland ISD on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Source: Midland ISD

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