Noble Holds Early Graduation for Student's Family

Friday, December 9th 2011, 5:32 pm
By: News 9

Most high school graduations are held in the spring, but Noble High School held a  "mock" ceremony this week.  No seniors actually graduated, but one family was encouraged by the effort.

Sky Beasley is on track to graduate with her classmates next spring.  Time is precious to Beasley and her family since her mother is battling cancer.  Friday's ceremony was held for her mother, but she was too ill to make it.  Sky had planned to walk across the stage with five of her friends, but she left to be by her mother's side.

Amy Allensworth was going to walk with the group but found out shortly before the ceremony that she needed to stand in for her friend Sky.

"It was sad, but then again I was also happy that I got to do it," said Allensworth.  "It's an honor.

Shane Albertson was part of the group that walked. He's known Sky since grade school.

"It was a privilege an it was an honor to be able to do it for her and her mom," Albertson said.  "Her not being here was just didn't feel right."

Noble Public Schools recorded the graduation ceremony and delivered it to Sky's mother on Friday.