Eastern Kentucky students schedule appointments for graduation

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Students across Kentucky are celebrating a big milestone, graduation.

At Breathitt High School, students had to schedule appointments to get their diplomas individually to allow social distance and separated graduation into two separate days.

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Some students over in Eastern Kentucky say despite these regulations, this is a special day, especially because students in those rural counties had to deal with not just Covid-19 but also some other challenges, like some historic flooding.

“A lot of graduates had to deal with that on top of the pandemic and other issues in their lives so I think its awesome how despite the challenges so many people were able to complete their degrees and continue working hard to achieve success,” says Wallace Caleb Bates, a graduate.

While they received their diplomas on Saturday, next week seniors will have another graduation ceremony all together on the football field.