Abbeville High School seniors attend graduation ceremony two weeks after COVID-19 outbreak

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ABBEVILLE, Ala. (WDHN) — After getting postponed two weeks ago, Abbeville High School seniors were finally able to walk the stage Friday night.

After a COVID-19 outbreak at the school, administrative officials were forced to postpone the event. But now, two weeks later, students finally got to walk across the stage.

“When they cancelled it I kind of felt disappointed but finally they did it today so I’m so happy that I get to get out of school and I’m going to Wallace for nail tech and hair tech,” Angel Ford, HS graduate said.

Friends, sisters, aunts, uncles, and entire families filled the gym as they waited for the milestone moment.

“I’m supporting my boyfriend,” said Eunice Lopez. “I’m very proud of him I’m so happy to come here now and see him graduate.”

One grandfather told WDHN his granddaughter’s graduation was an event he would never miss.

“She say ‘Granddaddy you coming’ I say ‘Baby I wouldn’t miss it for the world’,” Willie Brooks said.

According to Principal Darryl Brooks, the pandemic helped students prepare for challenges later in life.

Students told WDHN they understand this and are happy to start a new chapter.

“We just had to face and at least it got us here and that’s all that really matters,” said student Colby Hudson.

Abbeville High School seniors aren’t the only ones who will be celebrating this weekend. Dothan High School will be holding its graduation ceremony at the Big Creek Amphitheatre on June 5th at 8 a.m.

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