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Antigo High graduates remember Kayla Berg


Antigo, WI (WAOW)--  Kayla Berg's memory weighs heavy on the hearts of her classmates even two years after she disappeared.

Students at Antigo High School honored Berg on what would have been her graduation days.  They wore bracelets and saved an empty seat at graduation in her honor.

For Bergs friend, Megan Jaje, today was bittersweet.

"Its hard to see everybody family coming here to celebrate their son and daughter graduate and her family not getting to experience that," Jaje said.

Berg has been missing since August of 2009.  She was fifteen years old when she went missing.

Senior class Secretary Clare Bornemann said the idea to honor Berg was unanimous.

"Its a great thing for out class to still remember and show respect to her family," Bornemann said before the ceremony.

And if definitely shows the good character of the class of 2011.

"It shows how strong and thoughtful our class is--that we would do something for our classmate," Bornemann said.

Although this is the last time these seniors will walk the halls of Antigo high school, they will never forget their classmate.

"Her family can know that nobody has given up hope looking for her," Jaje said.

And as these graduates take the next step, Bergs memory will be wrapped around their hearts.

"The entire high school will never give up," Jaje said.

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