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Matthew Jones (cq left), a 21-year-old Monarch High student with Down's syndrome, is proudly walked across the stage by Andrea Delgado (cq right) as Jones graduates from Monarch High School at a commencement ceremony held Saturday June 4, 2005 at the Coors Events Center on the campus of the University of Colorado. Andrea Delgado (cq) is a paraprofessional who first met Matt in the third grade. Delgado has been with Jones when he moved to middle school, and through to high school. For 12 years, she has been by Matthew side. Andrea is the daughter of recently-deceased Chicano poet Lalo Delgado (cq). Matt's mother, Carolyn, says that Lalo wrote poetry with words and Andrea writes it with her life. (EVAN SEMON / ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) Matt Jones, Andrea Delgado, Carolyn Jones, Lalo Delgado (all names cq'd by Tina Griego)

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