Just the beginning

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University of Virginia’s College at Wise students Terrence Lambert and Shurka ‘Buster’ Henderson take a selfie Saturday during commencement ceremonies in Carl Smith Stadium — the first in-person graduation event since the COVID-19 pandemic began early last year. With friends, family members, faculty and classmates present, 228 graduates donned a branded mask, maintained social distance and crossed the stage.  EARL NEIKIRK PHOTO