It poured down at least twice while we were sitting there. We were then told that a storm was moving our way, but that graduation has not been cancelled. They told us that they will try and get the ceremony started by 7:30 p.m., which was very confusing because it was supposed to start at 7.
Anyway, the weather was perfect from about 7:00 to 7:30 and they finally bring the graduates out. As soon as they were all lined up, it thundered and there was lightning off in the distance. The principal came out and told us that graduation was not cancelled but that they were taking the graduates back inside until further notice.
We sat and waited for the weather to pass. They finally began at 8:10. They opted to present the diplomas first, speeches after that, and to do away with announcing scholarships and perfect attendance awards. It kind of sucked that they did it this way, but at least we finally got through graduation!
|My sister, the valedictorian, receiving her diploma.|
|My sisters and I, all graduates of Dinwiddie High School now!|