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It was time for the Mammoth Spring High School graduates to toss their hats in the air, in the dark Monday night, as audience members lit the gym with their cell phones. (Facebook photo from Stapleton Shots)

It was time for the Mammoth Spring High School graduates to toss their hats in the air, in the dark Monday night, as audience members lit the gym with their cell phones. (Facebook photo from Stapleton Shots)

Mammoth Spring, Ark — Mammoth Spring High School graduates took part in a graduation they will never forget here Monday night. All 33 graduates matriculated in the dark.
Just as they were getting ready to walk two by two down the aisle, a major storm knocked the electricity out in the high school gym for the rest of the night. Their graduation was illuminated by cell phones, and they had a battery driven microphone. A graduation photographer, from Stapleton Shots, also provided some illumination.
Senior Class Sponsor Pam Savage told the Hill ’n Holler Review this class wanted a different graduation, and they got their wish. She said they were happy with the ceremony, which was “definitely not formal,” and lights were provided at the podium by a police officer and the photographer.
Graduates walked down to the ceremony in a group and received their awards, scholarships and gave speeches.
When it came time for the 17 girls and 16 boys to toss their caps in the air, members of the audience all turned on their cell phones and the traditional ceremony took place.
C.L.
It was in the dark for the high school graduation Monday night. (Facebook photo)

It was in the dark for the high school graduation Monday night. (Facebook photo)

Then, cell phones lit the gym. (Facebook photo)

Then, cell phones lit the gym. (Facebook photo)

The MSHS 2016 graduating class (Facebook photo from Stapleton Shots)

The MSHS 2016 graduating class (Facebook photo from Stapleton Shots)

The graduates celebrate. (Facebook photo from Stapleton Shots)

The graduates celebrate. (Facebook photo from Stapleton Shots)

This one was taken right as the photographers flash went off so it makes it seem like it was a lot brighter than it was. (Facebook photo)

This one was taken right as the photographers flash went off so it makes it seem like it was a lot brighter than it was. (Facebook photo)

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