Nyack H.S. holds graduation on day after student’s death

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Seniors at Nyack High School mourned a fallen classmate at their graduation ceremony, which was postponed a day due to the tragedy.

"Our hearts are heavy, but all our students deserve to celebrate," says principal Nicole Saieva.

Kailana Koether should have been celebrating with more than 200 other members of the class of 2017, friends say, but she died Thursday, the morning of what should have been her high school graduation. She was 17.

Police have not released details about her death.

Many students placed the letter "K" on their hats in honor of Koether, who graduated with high honors, an advanced regents diploma and as a member of the National Honor Society.

She was planning to attend Fordham University in the fall.

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