7th, June, 2019 Events, News Write comment Milestone for graduate following health battles (WVIR) – It was a very special night for the Charlottesville High School class of 2019, especially for one graduate who beat all the odds. Raquel Monroe crossed the stage at John Paul Jones Arena on Thursday, June 6, to get her degree, and it’s a huge milestone for her and her family. “I just didn’t want to give up is all,” Raquel said. Surrounded by friends and family, Raquel crossed the stage Thursday night to graduate from high school with the rest of her classmates from Charlottesville High School. “We are so proud of her, we are so proud of her,” Lucy Alston, Raquel’s mother, said. Raquel had the odds stacked against her after her life flipped upside down two years ago during a family vacation… TwitterFacebook Tags: Share Post navigation Previous article Newly Renovated Gym: television coverageNext articleVSDB celebrates 2019 Graduation Related Posts October 2, 2019 Register now for Courses 1, 2, &/or 3 Fall, 2019 October 2, 2019 VSDB Remembers 9/11 October 2, 2019 Science Day!