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Northside, David Thibodaux STEM hold commencement ceremonies

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Posted at 9:00 PM, May 21, 2021

Another group of seniors has officially graduated from Acadiana high schools Friday. Among those holding commencement ceremonies were Northside High and David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy in Lafayette Parish.

Both ceremonies were held at the Cajundome Friday - Northside at 5 and David Thibodaux STEM at 7:30.

Family and friends were able to join their graduates in the Cajundome for the ceremonies. LPSS Superintendent Irma Trosclair spoke at each ceremony, recognizing the students for their hard work and achievements amid a difficult year, and wishing them the best for the future.

Northside graduates told KATC they were happy their big day had finally arrived.

"I'm just excited. The moment that we have all been waiting for is finally here and I'm just ready to get my diploma and go," Daliyah Dixon said.

Meanwhile, one student from David Thibodaux STEM said the reality of graduating still hadn't kicked in.

"Honestly, with all that we've been through so far it really doesn't feel like graduation just yet," said Valedictorian Salma Abbady. "The year has felt so short and right now it just feels like a rehearsal, we haven't gotten to the real thing, but eventually the moment will kick in and we'll realize, oh we graduated."

Both ceremonies were live-streamed on the Cajundome's website. If you missed them and would like to watch, Northside's can be found here and David Thibodaux STEM's here.

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