'WE FINALLY MADE IT': Baker School celebrates graduation (PHOTOS)


Malcolm Griffith — with classmate Lynsey Reeves — says even pain from his appendix removal couldn't keep him from attending the graduation ceremony.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, June 6, 2014 at 05:41 PM.

BAKER — Malcolm Griffith is glad he overcame pain to join 96 classmates for Baker School's high school graduation.

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“I knew this was something I had to do because this was the last thing I could do with my class,” he said.

Griffith was cleared to attend Thursday night's commencement at Doug Griffith Memorial Stadium after having his appendix removed on Sunday.

He was restricted to a wheelchair before and after the ceremony, and there was still some pain, but Griffith managed to keep a smile on his face.

James Cook, his grandfather, was happy to see his grandson at the ceremony.

“He begged the doctors to let him out ...,” Cook said. “This was what he was looking forward to.”

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