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Louisa County Rethinks Graduation Ceremony To Honor Class Of 2020

As area school systems work to figure out a way to recognize graduates, the Louisa County school division kicked off its plan this week with individual graduation ceremonies.

There were cheers — but no hugs or handshakes — for the Class of 2020 Wednesday, as Louisa County High School adapted traditions and graduation staples — minus “Pomp and Circumstance” — to make the moment special.

“It’s not the traditional graduation, but we wanted to make sure they get honored,” said Doug Straley, superintendent of Louisa County Public Schools.

Straley sported a bow tie bearing the high school’s colors (green and gold) and logo (a roaring lion) for the occasion. He’s a graduate of the high school himself, and his son is in the senior class.

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