Paradise midde schoolers celebrate 8th grade promotion

A special drive-thru ceremony was held for 8th grade Paradise students on Thursday.

Posted: May 21, 2020 7:40 PM
Updated: May 21, 2020 7:42 PM

PARADISE, Calif.- Middle school students in Paradise received a special send off to high school.

Thursday morning Paradise Unified School District teachers and staff held a special drive-thru ceremony for graduating 8th grade students near Paradise High School.

One by one students got out of their cars and received their diplomas, a goodie bag and got their picture taken.

About forty-two 8th graders participated in the celebration.

Student Samantha Colcleasure says, "It's nice, after all of this I didn't think we were going to have a middle school graduation but we did so it was pretty cool."

A video of the celebration will be put together and shared on social media.

A second drive-thru graduation ceremony will take place Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for about 40 more students. 

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