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High School Recreates Graduation for Student Who Just Woke up from a Coma


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Scott Dunn was a senior at East Juniata High School in McAllisterville, Pennsylvania. On May 22, just before he was scheduled to graduate, he was in a car accident. He was in a coma for several days before waking on May 28. He had missed his chance to participate in the grand spectacle of graduation exercises, which meant a lot to him.

So the school recently held a second ceremony just for Scott. ABC 27 News reports:

“Couple days later, Mr. Fausey,” the school’s principal, Scott’s mom Karen said, “called us and said to us that everybody wanted to do something special for him.”

“There’s only one high school graduation that people get,” Benjamin Fausey said. “To me, this is the least that we can do.”

Tuesday, more than half of Dunn’s class (about 45 students) went back to school. During summer. After they graduated.

“It’s really nice to be able to celebrate him,” Ashlyn Guyer said.

The school went through the pomp and circumstance. Students donned their caps and gowns and sat in the front of the auditorium. Scott’s parents, Karen and Scott Sr., sat front and center. After brief speeches, Scott’s name was called. Only Scott’s name. He walked across the stage as the audience erupted.

A graduation for one.

-via Ace of Spades HQ


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