Sunbal Dishad, 17, spent the evening before graduation alone in her family's garage. She was practicing her valedictory over and over. She ran the speech by her sister, and blasted a radio to imitate the sounds of a restless crowd.
"I'm really nervous. I've never done this in front of a lot of people," she said. But after four years at Independence High School, she has nothing but good things to say about the school she already misses.