Lampasas: School district begins drive-thru graduation ceremonies

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LAMPASAS, Texas (KWTX) Lampasas ISD held the first of four drive-thru graduation ceremonies on Tuesday night.

From limos, to buses and loud honks, families were still able to celebrate their students walk across the stage at Lampasas High School. (Photo by Alex Gibbs)

It wasn't the way that Amberly Adams expected to be walking the stage at graduation.

"I thought I'd be walking at Badger Field but you know, things happen for a reason," she said.

Of more than 240 high school graduates, the first 60 walked the stage on Tuesday evening. The rest will walk throughout the week until Friday.

The process is simple. Students get their temperature taken, then proceed through the drive-thru until they step out of their car, walk across the stage and receive their diploma.

"People are driving by and there's people that have party buses and limos and I think that it's pretty cool," Adams said.

"The fact that they're keeping us safe - even better."

Not all parents and family members were satisfied with the drive-thru service. Others, like Betty Roach, are quite optimistic about it.

"I think it's safe and it's wonderful that they did this much for them," she said.

"I think they're showing them how much they're appreciated and loved by doing this for them. They went the extra mile."

Superintendent Chane Rasco knows this experience first hand. His son, Ethan, will be graduating later this week.

"He told me, 'Dad, I've been wanting you to give me my diploma my whole life,' and I said, 'Son, we're gonna make that happen too. It just won't be the way you expected it to be,'" he said.

No matter the circumstances, Adams says she's happy to have her moment walking across the stage.

"I'm just grateful," she said.

"The school didn't have to do this. They could've easily cancelled but they were able to put something together that was something similar and something to help us enjoy graduation."