Eliana Pinckney is now a high school graduate! 

Eliana was just 11-years-old when her father, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, and eight others were killed by domestic terrorist Dylann Roof during a Wednesday night bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2015.

Today, June 17, marks the 6th anniversary of that tragic day and it’s truly a bittersweet time for Eliana as her graduation, the anniversary of the massacre, and Father’s Day is the same week.

Eliana Pinckney is an amazing and beautiful young lady, who is following in her father’s footsteps in hopes of making the world a better place. 

Watch her wonderful feature on “CBS This Morning” below. 

Congratulations to Eliana!

I’m sure her father is smiling down from heaven.

Please join me in keeping her uplifted in prayer as she heads to Temple University. 

Also, please keep all of the families impacted by this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers – especially today.