TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Tippecanoe School Corporation is celebrating its winter graduates on Saturday.
Thirty-two Harrison graduates and 26 McCutcheon graduates turned their tassels and received their diploma's during the winter commencement ceremonies. Families were able to attend the ceremony wearing masks.
These graduates completed their high school course requirements a whole semester early, and had to have at least 90-percent attendance this past semester.
Harrison graduate Jasmine Bagsby said doing it during a pandemic was hard, but it is also made the achievement that much better.
"Graduating a semester early, to be able to get all those classes done and all those credits with good grades, it was a challenge but I'm super happy I was able to pull through," she said.
As we've previously reported, students and staff in schools across the state have had to battle the punches thrown by COVID-19, including canceling many cherished school events. Bagsby has some words of advice for those coming up after her.
"Keep striving and keep trying your best and I know it's hard. Waking up very very early to do all that school work, it was hard for me but you know just keep pushing and pushing and trying your best," she said.
Bagsby said she is taking the rest of the year off to earn money and spend time with family before going off to college next fall. She has offers from five universities that she's still deciding on and hopes to become a lawyer one day.
A big congrats to all the McCutcheon and Harrison 2021 graduates and best of luck!