The bright, warm sun was no match for the brilliant, radiant smile on Jordan Curvin’s face today. The senior, who has been homebound for the past two years, received his diploma a week ahead of his peers at Byron P. Steele High School as a gesture of appreciation for his hard work and perseverance.
Robert Cisco, assistant principal at Steele HS, and Jerry Antonetz, special education teacher, drove to Curvin’s home to make the presentation in front of the senior’s parents and family members on hand to cheer him on. Then, with sirens blaring, a Cibolo Fire Department truck and three police cruisers from Cibolo PD drove by the house to blare their sirens and wave to the newest member of the Class of 2023. Jordan, overwhelmed by the moment, covered his face with his hands but it couldn’t cover his exuberant smile.
“It was so wonderful, and I’m so grateful,” said an emotional Audrey Curvin, Jordan’s mother.”The district went above and beyond for us.”
Mrs. Curvin thanked Ms. Vanessa Englehard, special education homebound coordinator, and all of Jordan’s teachers, along with district nurses and staff for helping her son cross the finish line. She and her husband are especially thankful for the emotional lifeline SCUC extended as a retired military family with no close relatives in the area for support.
“It means the world,” she said. “I couldn’t imagine that he would be here.” The occasion left Jordan’s mother struggling to put it in perspective, but “Happy, happy, happy” perfectly encapsulated the smile on Jordan’s face and the accomplishment of the newest graduate from Byron P. Steele High School.