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Open Graduation Ceremony held in Springfield, IL. –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On May 31, 2020

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) –

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, an open graduation ceremony was held in Springfield, Illinois for those wishing to attend.

There were students from across the state, consisting of 8th, 12th, and college graduates in attendance.

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5 Comments
  • jannie
    Posted at 12:45h, 31 May

    Interesting – wonder if it was an “invitee only” graduates. Or, how did these graduates knew about it. I thought only “country schools” had graduation from 8th grade, Friends who went to a one room school back in the day, had a graduation (or got some sort of recognition. I went to town school we just knew next yr 9th grade we’d go to HS building.

    • Abby
      Posted at 13:44h, 31 May

      It was an Open Graduation! Every welcome! We had a FB page all set up and had our speakers and volunteers promote it. Whoever saw it, came! We wanted to honor gradures at all levels. It was open to PK, K5, 5th, 8th, High School and College. It was a great day!
      -Abby-
      Media Manager, Open Graduation

      • Bobby Shmurda
        Posted at 10:32h, 01 June

        I personally feel you are all responsible for RUINING the peace and solidarity of out community. I WAS LATE TO WORK TRYING TO GET AROUND YOU PEOPLE. AND I HAD NO IDEA IT WAS EVEN GOING ON. MY BABY GIRL CRIED AND CRIED WHEN SHE FOUND SHE WAS TOO LATE TO ATTEND AND I WONT STAND FOR IT! Watch your backs, because the Shmurda family isn’t happy. And Lanphier should have alerted us as well! I hope you all had fun. AT MY COST.

  • jannie
    Posted at 15:54h, 31 May

    Thank you, I didn’t know who “we” were I looked for Open graduation facebook springfield IL but didn’t find anything. There was a Facebook page that was a “group” page. Oh well, Our HS had a graduation parade of sorts, well publicized for the community at least.

  • jan shaw
    Posted at 16:02h, 31 May

    Bravo – these speeches need to be spread far and wide. God has something – a purpose – for each of us. Congratulations all 2020 Graduates.

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