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Photo Essay: Worth the wait

After waiting for two months and participating in a virtual graduation and parade Coal Ridge High School Class of 2020students finally get their day to walk in-person for their diplomas

Garfield School District Re-2 staff directs traffic into the parking lot as they prepare for Day One on the Coal Ridge High School in-person graduation ceremonies last Saturday in New Castle.
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Parents and family members prepare to watch Coal Ridge High School in-person graduation last Saturday in New Castle.
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Dressed in their caps and gowns two soon to be Coal Ridge High School graduates walk into the auxiliary gym for the procession last Saturday in New Castle.
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Garfield School District Re-2 staff directs traffic into the parking lot as they prepare for Day One on the Coal Ridge High School in-person graduation ceremonies last Saturday in New Castle.
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Wearing a bedazzled face covering Coal Ridge High School principal Jackie Davis talks with other staff members as they waist the start to day two on in-person graduation ceremonies Sunday in New Castle.
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Soon-to-be Coal Ridge High School graduates line up for their walk across the stage last Saturday in New Castle.
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Soon-to-be Coal Ridge High School graduates patiently wait for the procession to start during Day Two of in-person graduation last Sunday in New Castle.
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Graduates and their families listen to graduation speaker’s during Day One of Coal Ridge High Schools in-person commencement Saturday in New Castle.
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Kyla Boyd sings the National Anthem to start Saturday’s in-person commencement in New Castle.
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Blue skies filed with clouds great members of the Class of 2020 at Coal Ridge High School during Day Two of commencement Sunday in New Castle.
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With decorated caps soon to be graduates of Coal Ridge High School wait to walk across the stage during Sunday’s in-person graduation in New Castle.
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Members of the Coal Ridge High School Class of 2020 line up for the procession across the stage during Day Two of in-person commencement Sunday in New Castle.
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Family members watch from their vehicles as graduation begins and seniors begin to walk across the stage Sunday in New Castle.
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Belen Camuñez Sandoval carries a cutout picture of Matthew Cuadras-Dardon as she walks during Saturday’s in-person commencement. Cuadras-Dardon was unable to attend because he had already reported for service in the Marine Corps.
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Family members of Matthew Cuadras-Dardon watch as Belen Camuñez Sandoval carry a cutout picture of him as she walks during Saturday’s in-person commencement. Cuadras-Dardon was unable to attend because he had already reported for service in the Marine Corps.
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Soon to be Class of 2020 graduates make their way tot he stage as they walk for their in-person graduation Sunday in New Castle.
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Coal Ridge High School staff and Garfield Re-2 staff applaud as students walk across the stage Sunday during Day Two of commencement ceremonies in New Castle.
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Members of the Coal Ridge High School Class of 2020 make their way to their seats near their families during last Saturday’s ceremony.
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Coal Ridge valdictorian Aidan Boyd speaks during Saturday’s in-person graduation in New Castle.
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Members of the Coal Ridge High School Class of 2020 listen to speakers as they sit with their families during last Sunday’s ceremony.
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Jared Lund gets a big huge from his mom after confirmation of his graduation during Saturday’s in-person ceremony in New Castle.
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Coal Ridge High School graduates are all smiles after tossing their caps Sunday in New Castle.
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Coal Ridge High School staff hands out yearbooks and diplomas after Saturday’s in-person graduation in New Castle.
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Coal Ridge Athletic Director Ben Kirk, and Assistant Principal Michael Mikalakis hand out diplomas and yearbook to Class of 2020 graduates Sunday.
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