Turbulent senior year comes to an end for TVHS student who led protests, sparked movement

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Solona Husband, Temecula Valley High School 2020 graduate attends the filming of her high school's graduation ceremony, May 19. Husband was the target of racist graffiti at TVHS multiple times during her senior year and started an effort in rallying support with her peers against hate speech during the remainder of her school year. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
It’s been a tumultuous year for graduate Solona Husband of Temecula Valley High School. And not just because it ended with virtual learning and a socially distanced graduation ceremony – the 2019-2020 academic year at TVHS was already more than interesting enough for Husband even before a deadly pandemic brought school as she knew it to an abrupt end. It began for her like any other year, but by the time of her graduation Tuesday, May 19, Husband had become the face of a movement calling for change and inclusivity at a high school that she said has often been lacking in those departments for much of its history. Many who have been following this story since September already know how it began: a student painted a Confederate flag on his senior parking space. The flag, which
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