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Temple High School Graduates Pause to Remember Friend Killed in Crash

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(KCEN) -- Saturday was graduation day for Temple High School seniors, but one young woman wasn't there to walk with her friends.

THS seniors and administrators took a moment to remember Kimmy Longbotham at the weekend graduation ceremony.

"Kimberlyn worked hard during her 4 years at Temple High School," her mom, Amy Scopac, wrote to me. "She graduated distinguished today with honors."

They left a seat open with her picture in it, and called her name on the roster, with her senior photo displayed on overhead monitors.

Her friends, in caps and gowns, gave her a standing ovation when her name was called, and Kimmy's mom went up on stage to accept her diploma.

"Her life was beautiful & her legacy lives on," Scopac wrote. "It was an absolute honor to accept the diploma on her behalf. An honor that I will treasure forever."

After the ceremony, one friend tweeted, simply, "Kimmy deserved that."

The star THS softball catcher was killed after a car crash at the beginning of May, just one month before she would have graduated Temple High.
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