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Graduation photos reflect life during COVID-19 pandemic

Graduation photos reflect life during COVID-19 pandemic
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Posted at 10:48 PM, Apr 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-26 23:51:04-04

While events for high school seniors have been postponed, a Ville Platte High school student is finding a creative way to mark the milestone of graduating.
LaRaimee Doucet took her graduation photos in a jail cell, while wearing a face mask and holding a can of lysol. She say's she wanted to capture how life feels right now.

"It symbols the lock-down that we're on right now," Doucet said. "I thought I would've attended my senior prom. Have a graduation like normal, but I didn't so it was devastating."

The idea came from her mother, who works at the Ville Platte police department. "I prayed about it and said I needed to do something to boost her morale," her mother Venita said. " I knew it was her senior prom that she looked forward to all these years and it's been taken from her."

Venita says the photo shoot gave her daughter an opportunity to live out her prom in a different way. "It wasn't the white dress and with all her classmates, but she was able to capture some beautiful memories that she will always cherish," Venita said.

Doucet added, "Now I have something to go back to when I graduate and really remember."

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