Locdown: After school cancelled, dad hosts graduation ceremony for daughter

Locdown: After school cancelled, dad hosts graduation ceremony for daughter

- Torrence Burson from Memphis could not stand to see his daughter miss the traditional graduation ceremony and thus decided to organise one for her

- The dad created a graduation square in his driveway to celebrate his daughter's achievement

- Burson turned their driveway into a commencement ceremony that was fitted with a podium, an audience, and a stage

- To make the ceremony feel official, Burson included a procession, invocation, national anthem, welcome song, commencement address, and the conferring of his daughter's degree

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many institutions have halted their graduation ceremonies something that has left many graduands frustrated.

A father has taken it upon himself to ensure that his college daughter celebrated her graduation despite being confined at home.

Torrence Burson from Memphis could not stand to see his daughter miss the traditional graduation ceremony and thus decided to organise one for her.

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According to photos shared on Twitter by @JobinaFortson, the dad created a graduation square in his driveway to celebrate his daughter's achievement.

The young lady identified as Gabrielle Pierce spent four years at the Xavier University of Louisiana and her dad wanted to give her the best.

Burson turned their driveway into a commencement ceremony that was fitted with a podium, an audience, and a stage.

To make the ceremony feel official, Burson included a procession, invocation, national anthem, welcome song, commencement address, and the conferring of his daughter's degree.

According to complex, the proud dad created mock programs which jokingly read that Whitney Houston would be singing.

The commencement drew the attention of many people, who documented the ceremony online.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that an institution in the United States, Princeton University, chose its first black valedictorian in the school 274-year history for Princeton’s Class of 2020.

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Nicholas Johnson who was named for the position is a Canadian student who studied in operations research and financial engineering.

Johnson said that being considered for the position holds great importance for him, considering how the school is connected with the institution of slavery.

He added that he hopes the new development serves as an inspiration to black students around the world.

The valedictorian said most of his fond memories were those he shared with close friends and classmates on discussions bordering on beliefs and cultures and how they could contribute to the world in their own special way.

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