Granite Bay (CBS13) – Bayside Church gave Del Oro High School students a second chance to walk at graduation following Saturday’s cancellation.

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“It’s kind of a bummer that I wasn’t able to graduate in the ceremony, but I’ll be able to tell my kids that at my graduation ceremony I didn’t get handed my diploma and I got to do something cool like this,” graduate Josh Morton said. “So, I’m looking at it from a positive end.”

Students have been able to maintain a positive attitude because of how severe the situation really was.

“I don’t think anybody thought it was going to get that hot that fast,” parent Joseph Mendoza said.

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Fifteen people were taken to the hospital because of heat-related injuries. After such a scary day, Bayside Church wanted to give the graduates an opportunity to bring their families out for a do over.

“My parents are here today. I was really happy that they weren’t super upset,” graduate Taylor Harmon said.

Bayside Church was able to put the graduation event together for the students and their families in less than 24 hours.

“This is what we do; we’re part of the community” said Robin Leach.

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Thanks to the church’s efforts, students were able to take part in a ceremony that symbolizes their rite of passage into adult hood.