High school grads say they’re excited to graduate

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Friday night was filled with excitement and as hundreds of students from Broadmoor, Donaldsonville and Dutchtown High walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.

“A month or two ago I didn’t think there would be a stage to walk across, so I’m just happy to be here,” David Revish said.

Due to the coronavirus, ceremonies were a lot different from ones in the past. Students at Dutchtown high wore wear masks, chairs were spaced six feet apart and each student could only bring two guests to the ceremony.

“It’s definitely a memorable year to say the least,” Hiba Hasan said.

But students say the rules didn’t bother them. They were just happy to finally graduate.

“It’s worth it at this point to be able to be around all of my friends and faculty one more time,” Jack Ballard said.

Principal of Dutchtown High, Carli Francois, says despite all the obstacles it took to get here, she’s happy the Class of 2020 was able to come together one last time.

“It was really really important for us to be on this field tonight to give them as close to normal a ceremony we could,” Francois said.

Graduates say now they feel they can accomplish anything.

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