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Country music artist Ricky Skaggs just hit a major life milestone. He received his high school diploma. Skaggs should have graduated from high school in 1971, but he left in order to tour with the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley instead. That decision worked out well for him, but he has always wished he held that coveted diploma as it was one of his mother’s greatest dreams. Wishes do come true to those who work hard and believe.
On June 1, 2020, his alma mater, Lawrence County High School in Louisa, Kentucky bestowed upon him an honorary high school diploma for all the great work he has done in music. He was presented with the honor during a virtual graduation ceremony for the 2020 Lawrence County High School class. Fellow alumni singer/songwriters Larry Cordle, Tyler Childers and others also participated in the ceremony.
Skaggs was presented with the honor by Dr. Robbie Fletcher, Superintendent of the Lawrence County Schools in Kentucky.
“It was an amazing surprise and answered prayer of my mom. She wanted me to graduate before I went full-time with Ralph Stanley on the road. I was about as proud of that as anything I’ve been given.” ~ Ricky Skaggs
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