Seniors prepare for graduation

Adriane Hardin

The thought of sporting a black robe doesn’t excite Peewee Valley senior Matthew Carron. Enduring the long lines and crowded conditions of Western’s 152nd graduation doesn’t either, but it’s something he’s doing for his parents.

Carron, a music education major, is one of 906 students who will receive a degree at the end of the semester. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 14 at Diddle Arena. Western officials expect 605 students to participate.

Senior Desiree Hall of Portland, Tenn., will be one of the 605. She will close one chapter of her life and begin another with a move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television and movies.

“I’m excited and anxious and happy. I’m looking forward to moving on,” Hall said.

This year’s ceremony will include video boards to give family and friends an opportunity to see their graduate up close, according to a news release.

Family and friends of this month’s graduates can enter Diddle from the ground level entrances. There are a limited number of parking spaces, but parking will be available in nearby lots.

For Brent Doxtater, limited parking and walking the line at graduation won’t be problems. The senior from Lebanon, Tenn., doesn’t plan to attend graduation.

Doxtater has applied to be a part of the Secret Service after graduation. He said his family was slightly disappointed that they wouldn’t get to see him march into the arena.

“I told them I’d walk the line out in the front yard,” he said.

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