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Town celebrates Mercer School graduation


May 26, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe Ella Torkelson, left, the Mercer School class of 2020 valedictorian, waves at cars full of people cheering on the 14 graduating students during a town drive-thru tribute in their honor on Sunday.

MERCER, Wis. - The sun came out to shine on 14 Mercer High School graduates who were standing in their caps and gowns on Sunday as the town drove by in tribute to a class that cannot hold a graduation ceremony.

The students became the spectators of a parade in their honor of Iron County Sheriff's Office and Mercer Fire Department vehicles, a school bus, a tracked John Deere tractor, all-terrain vehicles and many cars and trucks belonging to family, friends and townspeople who decorated them with balloons and signs.

"It's kind of a reverse parade," said Curtis LaBarge, who drove along Margar...

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