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MNPS honors class of 2020 with memorable graduation parades

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Posted at 6:11 AM, May 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-17 07:11:55-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — After nearly two months without classes, five MNPS schools participated in graduation parades on Saturday.

Those schools include Hunters Lane High School, Antioch High School, Cane Ridge High School, East Nashville Magnet School and McGavock High School.

At McGavock, there were more than 500 graduates between four ceremonies on campus. The blistering heat did nothing to calm down the excitement from parents, students and faculty excited to see each other after the long wait.

Students and their parents stayed in their cars and weaved through the parking lot before accepting their diplomas from the waiting arms of principal Robbin Wall.

“I did not ever think it would go as well as it has to tell you the truth, because this is the first time we’ve ever done anything like this,” said Wall.

For every student and every diploma, Wall seemed to have a story. Perhaps his way of leaving a lasting impression that families won’t forget. Not that the experience wasn’t memorable enough.

The main rule of course was only one car per student in the caravan, which meant family packed together to cheer on their graduate. Those who couldn’t fit in the car waited nearby ready to cheer as well.

“Just to see all my teachers it just made me so happy. It made me proud that they are my teachers and I get to share this experience with them,” graduate Jayden Alexis said.

For a closer look at the graduation parade, watch video of ceremony below: