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Graduation wraps up for Lafayette Parish seniors

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Posted at 5:04 PM, May 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-22 22:56:30-04

Graduation celebrations wrapped up Saturday for Lafayette Parish seniors as the final four ceremonies are being held at the Cajundome.

Seniors from Southside, Carencro, Comeaux, and Acadiana received their diplomas today, marking the end of commencement exercises in the parish and the end of a school year full of difficult circumstances.

The day began with Southside's graduation at 7:30 a.m., followed by Carencro at 11:30 a.m., Comeaux at 3 p.m., and Acadiana at 6 p.m.

Ceremonies for Lafayette Parish began Thursday.

This year's ceremonies were held in the Cajundome, albeit socially distanced and with face coverings, after last year's were postponed until July and moved outside to Cajun Field.

Students told KATC they were happy their big day was finally here.

"I think we are just really relieved to be here and to finally be at the light at the end of the tunnel," said Comeaux High valedictorian Presley Nutter. "We are just grateful to graduate inside with our family and friends there for us."

Each graduation was live-streamed by the Cajundome; click here to watch.

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