CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of graduates in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, accepted their diplomas inside their vehicles on the NASCAR track at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
People in decorated cars, trucks and SUVs parked outside the track Friday and watched graduation speeches on the big screen and listened over the radio.
Grace Tucker’s SUV was decked out with a giant print of her senior photo. When school shut down back in March amid the pandemic, Tucker expected she’d soon be walking the halls of Central Cabarrus High School again.
Tucker said she never thought the pandemic would last through her graduation.