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A hum of nervous excitement makes its way through the stadium at Whitney High School Friday evening. Parents and soon-to-be grads — posing for pictures. A lot of smiles, and pride. The easily distinguishable notes of Pomp and Circumstance emanate from speakers near a portable stage. Families scanning a sea of caps and gowns — hoping to catch a glimpse of their graduate filing down to the field. This day, filled with joy for so many Whitney High families, is one that carries thoughts of what could have been for a high school senior who is not here. Zachary Didier, a stand-out student in academics, theatre and sports, and a friend to many on that field for graduation, died from fentanyl poisoning back in December. See more in the video above.