Funeral arrangements are set for Neng Thao, the senior from Fresno who was expected to graduate as valedictorian from Edison High School but drowned May 20 in the San Joaquin River.
Thao’s services are scheduled to run Sunday through Tuesday. The events will take place at the Fresno Fairgrounds’ Gem and Mineral Building, 1121 S. Chance Ave. Doors are expected to be open 24 hours a day.
On Monday, the Youth Leadership Institute will pay tribute to Thao at 3 p.m.
A community gathering Wednesday, organized by the institute, honored Thao and his work with the city of Fresno.
The 18-year-old student was active in the community. Those helping to arrange his services say everyone is welcome to attend.