FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) – The Fleming County High School graduation ceremony was emotional on Saturday morning.
It happened just a day after Buddy Morgan died in a serious accident a few weeks ago.
Morgan’s parents, Steven and Stephanie Morgan, accepted their son’s diploma in his place on Saturday.
“We are extremely happy that his parents have agreed to come and accept his degree to complete this walk for Buddy,” said Fleming County High School Principal Stephanie Emmons.
Morgan’s chair was left open during the ceremony. He was draped in his football and baseball jerseys.
Emmons said these jerseys bring back positive memories of the sight of Morgan on the pitch.
“A few years ago he was also part of the group. Him and his brother, ”she said. “And so, they’d be on the pitch and their football uniforms doing the star-spangled banner with the group, and then continuing to play the game, and I think that kind of shows you the kind of dedication it needed. to be the best child he can be.
The senior class is still in mourning, but they stand together to support each other and the families of their classmates. Emmons said their strong Christian faith and the Fleming County community were helping them get through this moment.
“And seeing the crowd, students, family, community members stand up and cheer Steven and Stephanie on as they walked across the stage to receive the Friends Diploma shows you how wonderful we have a community and how we are. always support each other and we feel the pain they feel at that time too, ”said Emmons.
Two other students were also honored at the ceremony.
A seat has been vacated for Josh Perry, who died two years ago. And the class wore orange ribbons to support Matti Mers, who battles leukemia.
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