Local Student Has Graduation Ceremony In Parents' Home
Jefferson Davis High School Senior Abraham Artega graduated Saturday, and the graduation ceremony was held in his parents dining room.

Artega is confined to a wheel chair, and is on a ventilator. Health issues kept him from graduating with the rest of his class on Sunday. So his principal came to his parents house, complete with cap and gown. They even played "Land of Hope and Glory" as Artega was wheeled in to receive his diploma.

"We have a whole bunch of kids who have struggled to attain what Abraham has done. Abraham has some unique situations that he could have used as an excuse" said school principal Jamie Casteneda.

Casteneda is responsible for bringing the graduation ceremony to Artega's home.

Artega admits he never thought he'd graduate.

"I didn't think i was going to make it. I really didn't with my health issues and all that i didn't think i was going to make it this far so it's pretty cool."

One person helped him focus on his goal.

"I'm happy, I'm doing this for my brother because he passed away 3 years ago" said Artega.