Douglass High School graduates walk the stage Friday morning

1 week 8 hours 47 minutes ago Friday, July 31 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020 5:20:00 PM CDT July 31, 2020 in News
By: Ian Russell, KOMU 8 News
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COLUMBIA - Graduation ceremonies continued Friday for Columbia Public School  seniors, this time with Douglass High School.

"I had to wait two months to get my diploma," Ravae Walker said. "That took forever, but that's alright."

Now that Ravae has graduated, he wants to start his own lawn care business. His mom, Bridgette Walker, said she knew nothing was going to slow him down.

"Nothing is going to get in his way, no matter what," she said. "And he showed me that, all these years of school, he showed me that because we had people tell him he wasn't going to make it," she said. "Like we had a principal tell him he wasn't going to make it. So his push was that much harder."

And that push definitely made those around him proud of what he's done.

"So he took a lot of it, so for him to take all of that in, and still walk the stage," Bridgette said. "He made a lot of people proud up there."

Friday marks day two of the four CPS school's graduations. Hickman and Battle are scheduled for over the weekend.

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