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Digital Daily: California high school students return for graduation nearly 7 months after Camp Fire

June 07, 2019 03:45 PM

Seniors at Paradise High School graduated on their football field Thursday night, nearly seven months after the Camp Fire ripped through Butte County, destroying almost everything in the town of Paradise.

The night was filled with confetti and balloons as high school seniors crossed the stage to accept their diplomas.

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Since the blaze, students have had to finish school in a temporary building near the Chico airport. 

Of the 980 students, 900 lost their homes in the fire.

The class has gone through so much adversity, but ended up coming together stronger and more resilient to graduate in their home town.

Of the 220 seniors who graduated at Paradise High School, about 80 percent of them are expected to attend college this fall.

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