“We kinda pulled together, and we were able to get through it all together.” Springdale student celebrates with socially-distanced graduation party

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Springdale School District found a unique way to honor its 2020 graduates safely and emphatically.

John Paul Hignit celebrated the commencement of his high-school days with a socially-distanced graduation that included balloons and a full cap and gown.

This isn’t a normal situation because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Hignit said, but he’s grateful for the support he’s received from the school and the community.

“It was definitely tough, but as a family and as a community, we kinda pulled together,” Hignit said. “We were able to get through it all together.”

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