Students celebrate milestone post-COVID-19 graduation at a Milford high school

Hundreds of students walked across the stage to receive their high school diplomas four years after COVID-19 turned their lives upside down

Justin DeVellis

Jun 12, 2024, 2:20 AM

Updated 36 days ago

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Hundreds of students from Milford received their high school diplomas Tuesday night, four years after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Words cannot describe it. He’s my one and only, my one and only son,” Ana Lopes said. “He’s an amazing kid and I couldn’t be prouder.”
Graduates of Jonathan Law High School were nearing the end of eighth grade when COVID-19 turned their world upside down.
“It was just a really hard time for everybody,” Mariah Groves said.
“Seeing them get to this point is huge,” Lopes added.


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