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MNPS Hosts Summer Graduation Ceremony

MNPS Hosts Summer Graduation Ceremony

CREATED Jul 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – More than 75 high school students in Nashville officially graduated on Wednesday.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools held the special summer graduation ceremony at the Global Event Center in Antioch.

The ceremony was for high risk students who struggled to finish school on time.

But thanks to a renewed commitment, many have received scholarships and are going on to a four-year or community college.

For some of the students, like Savannah Knobel, it has been a long, hard road. She recently lost her father, and reconnected with her biological mother.

She said she is grateful for her support system at home who helped carry her through the tough times.

“When I finished, I was just ready to cry. I was like, ‘oh my gosh, I'm going to finish high school!’ I mean, I was even already a year behind, and now I'm already where I'm supposed to be. I'm here, I'm going to walk the stage,” Knobel said.

Savannah said she plans to attend a two-year college and major in English.

While those students graduated, other students in Nashville will go back to school on August 6.