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Valedictorian Brings God To Graduation

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Liberty High School Valedictorian goes off script and recites Lord's prayer during graduation speech. Liberty High School Valedictorian goes off script and recites Lord's prayer during graduation speech.
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As Valedictorian at Liberty High School, Roy Costner IV had to give a speech. On June 1st he went to the podium with a speech approved by school officials. He read that speech, but he also went off the plan and recited the Lord's Prayer. He was only a few words in before much of the crowd cheered and joined in.

Costner's move was in response to the Pickens County School Board's decision to cut prayer from Board meetings. That came after Wisconsin Based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent letters and threatened legal action over the practice.

Costner says he thought long and hard about how he could make a mark on his 150 fellow graduates.

Pickens County School officials say Costner won't get in trouble for the prayer because he's already graduated.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation says it will continue to monitor the situation.

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