Teen in Coma for Graduation Gets Touching Ceremony

Scott Dunn was left 'speechless'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2016 11:40 AM CDT

"I remember losing control of the vehicle, counter steering, and then nothing," Scott Dunn tells WHTM of the accident that left him in a medically induced coma for six days last month. When he awoke in a hospital, among the first words out of his mouth were, "I missed my graduation." True, Dunn hadn't been able to accept his diploma at East Juniata High School in McAlisterville, Penn., with his friends on May 25—so they decided to graduate again.

More than half of his class returned to school in their caps and gowns Tuesday to recreate the ceremony for Dunn, who led the students into the auditorium and accepted his diploma to cheers from the crowd. "I don’t know how to even explain it," he says. "I'm speechless to know that this many people are behind me." (This graduation included a heartwarming reunion.)

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