Graduation

Sam Masterson
July 22, 2020 - 6:11 am
At a Missouri prom and graduation ceremony, 19 students tested positive for COVID-19. According to a press release from the school, both events were held with CDC guidelines in mind.
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Adam Warner
June 27, 2020 - 9:30 am
A student who visited Florida and returned for a high school graduation ceremony in New York contracted COVID-19 and potentially exposed others at the ceremony.
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Tarrah Gibbons
June 04, 2020 - 1:46 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has put a lot of milestone events on hold for many across the country. A bakery in Minnesota is giving away over 1,000 cakes to seniors missing graduation parties.
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Sloane Martin
May 20, 2020 - 8:19 pm
The principal at one school district didn’t want his students to miss out on graduation so he planned to wear his cap and gown and drive to each house to give each student who signed up their diploma in person. Read more now.
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Trish Gazall
May 19, 2020 - 10:08 am
Actor and Springfield, Mo. native Brad Pitt surprised graduates at his hometown college, Missouri State University, in a special video message during their virtual commencement. See it now!
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Sean Adams
May 19, 2020 - 5:53 am
A commercial photographer who has worked with some of the biggest athletes and celebrities in the world is now offering free front lawn photo sessions for college graduates.
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Johnny Lopez
May 17, 2020 - 6:59 am
Matthew McConaughey shared his empowering words of wisdom to the 2020 class at the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management in a virtual commencement speech.
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Johnny Lopez
May 15, 2020 - 12:18 pm
Oprah Winfrey is offering her words of wisdom to this year’s high school graduates. The media mogul will deliver the commencement speech during Facebook’s virtual #Graduation2020 event on Friday.
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WBBM Newsradio Staff
April 30, 2020 - 3:47 pm
Chicago officials are hoping one former resident will help raise the spirits of graduating high school seniors who have been robbed of an in-person commencement ceremony due to coronavirus. Read more now.
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Iowa plays Penn State during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Kinnick Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Iowa City, Iowa. Penn State won 17-12. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
October 16, 2019 - 10:48 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA said Wednesday that the overall graduation rate for college athletes hit a record high of 89%. That's up 1 percentage point from last year's previous one-year high and almost 10 percentage points above the goal established by the late Myles Brand when the measure was...
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