Unique convocation

TENNERTON — The opening of the Upshur County school year began with a heart-warming ceremony in the Buckhannon-Upshur High School auditorium. 

Carrie Monet, a 2019 graduate, was unable to attend her graduation due to a serious illness that had her under the care of Johns Hopkins Medical Center at the time of ceremonies. Monet’s sister walked at graduation and accepted her diploma in her honor while she watched the graduation ceremony from her hospital room. 

On Friday, Monet finally got to put on her cap and gown, and she walked across the stage to receive her diploma.  Board of Education Vice-president Katie Loudin presented Monet with her diploma in the unique ceremony. The community appreciates the compassion shown to the children of Upshur County by the educators that put so much time and energy into enriching their lives.


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