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Hernando High graduation ceremony turns to soggy mess

BROOKSVILLE — Graduating seniors at Hernando High School marched toward the school’s stadium Saturday night amidst light sprinkles, with heavy black clouds looming nearby.

Then the skies opened.

By the time the students got to the field and in their seats, the ceremony had dissolved into a soggy mess.

Purple graduation caps wilted in the heavy rain. Gowns were drenched. Makeup streaked down faces. Carefully styled hair was ruined.

While the rain poured, school officials tried to get through the ceremony. They skipped speeches and some of the pomp and immediately began reading names. They got partway through the D’s when they finally had to call it off.

Kendyll  Dhans got to the edge of the stage when the retreat was sounded.

“The whole novelty of the experience has been shattered,” she said.

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[Last modified: Monday, June 3, 2013 5:39pm]


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